Representatives of Transcarpathia will discuss the model of the perspective plan with experts of the Ministry of Regional Development
Transcarpathian experts go to Kyiv to present the draft perspective plan of the association of communities. Oleg Borshovsky, the deputy chief architect of the region, told what Transcarpathians will present there and what they plan to do after that.
- In view of the proposals submitted by districts, we have prepared a presentation of the association model that will discuss with experts in Kyiv. As you remember, we have been dealing with modeling of associations in the region since 2007. However, at the first meeting of the working group to implement measures to create the perspective plan of the association of communities we decided to start, as they say, from scratch. Therefore, the proposed disstricts to give their suggestions.
- What are we doing now is the identification of potential centers of capable communities. Given the guidelines, they were determined so as the distance from them to settlements is 20-25 kilometers. Given the peculiarities of Transcarpathia, we managed to comply with such recommendations, except for a few settlements. For example, in the Synevyr community, the distance to Kosivsky Verkh is 29 kilometers. However, such exceptions are allowed.
- Were all suggestions of the districts considered? Of course, where they were reasonable, yes! Another example: we suggested that Palad-Komarivtsi to be included to Chop community. But the villagers themselves expressed a desire to be included to the community of Uzhgorod. It is possible because distances from this village to Chop and to Uzhgorod are practically the same. Such changes are possible and reasonable, given the purpose of the reform - to create accessible opportunities for people to receive services.
- Today, deputies of the regional council will receive our suggestion for the model of the perspective plan. I emphasize: the model! Financiers are already preparing economic calculations on feasibility of potential associations. After all, we must suggest a model of the plan that would fulfill the task of decentralization: empowerment of local governments, strengthening of their responsibility in raising and using funds. Any model is a model, but it is also a subject for discussion, debate and, potentially, the adoption of particular decisions.