National bank of Ukraine’s official rates as of 30/11/20
Source: National Bank of Ukraine
Consultations on the national budget for 2021 will begin next week, head of the Servant of the People faction David Arakhamia has stated.
“Regarding the budget – in a working order, everything is fine, as it was previously agreed. Next week, consultations will begin. And I think that we will go to the vote next week,” he told reporters on Saturday after a joint meeting of the leadership of the parliament and the government and the faction leaders.
“At the same time, when asked when the issue of considering the state budget may appear on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada, the politician said that “it may even appear before Friday.”
As reported, on November 5, the Verkhovna Rada supported, with a delay of two weeks from the schedule laid down in the Budget Code, government bill No. 4000 on the national budget of Ukraine for 2021 at first reading, having adopted budgetary conclusions and recommending that the government take them into account when preparing the document for the second reading and increase revenues by UAH 20.2 billion.
TOP 20 countries of Ukraine’s foreign trade partners in Jan-Aug (thousand USD).
The plan of the Big Construction program as of mid-November 2020 was already completed by 87%, the Big Construction project office at the President’s Office of Ukraine has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“For all of us, Big Construction is, first of all, a significant managerial and media challenge. Some 87% of completed objects speak for themselves – this is an absolute record of completion for all the years of independence. By the end of the year, they should approach 95%,” Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.
According to the office, by mid-November, work was completed at the following facilities: schools – 93%, state roads – 92%, kindergartens – 89%, sports facilities – 87%, local roads – 81%, piece structures – 78%.
In total, within the framework of the Big Construction program, announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in early 2020, it was planned to update and build 6,500 km of state and local roads, more than 150 artificial structures, 100 schools, 100 kindergartens, 100 sports facilities.
According to Tymoshenko, in 2021, in addition to the continuation of current projects (roads, schools, medical institutions, etc.), new infrastructure areas will be added to the Big Construction program: updating checkpoints on the borders of Ukraine and their entrances, a government program for affordable housing, public-private partnership projects in the medical field, the development and renewal of regional aviation infrastructure.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on September 18 adopted bill No. 3991 on amendments to the state budget. The matter concerns the allocation of UAH 3.16 billion of unused state funds for infrastructure projects, a significant part of which is unfinished construction.
Main trade partners of Ukraine in % from total volume (import from other countries to Ukraine) in Jan-Aug.
SSC of Ukraine