More than two and a half thousand Transcarpathians have taken advantage of "energy-saving" loans
The heating season in the country was one of the issues discussed on Thursday at the nationwide selector meeting chaired by the Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Eduard Kruhlyak.
From Transcarpathia, heads of relevant departments of the Regional State Administration, and deputy mayors of Uzhgorod, Khust, Beregovo, Mukachevo and Chop - the cities of regional importance - took part in the selector meeting.
According to the Acting Director of the Housing, Construction and Infrastructure Department of the RSA Eduard Malyar,
the heating period in Transcarpathia is taking place without disruption. According to the official, natural gas consumption in the region has declined. The saving compared to the limits set by the "Naftogaz Ukraine" amounts to 13 to 20 percent per day.
The level of payment for the consumed natural gas is 95 percent, for electricity - 99 percent. "These figures are among the best in Ukraine", - Eduard Malyar says.
This year, 58 gas boiler rroms in Transcarpathia will be reconstructed for alternative fuels at the expense of regional and local budgets. UAH 36 million has been allocated for that.
Transcarpathia are actively taking advantage of the state energy efficiency and conservation program that provides for refunds on loans for energy efficiency measures - insulation of facades, replacement of boilers, etc. Currently,
2457 countrymen have taken energy saving loans in amount of UAH 49 million. "This Program will be in effect in the next year too", - E. Malyar informed.