Subsidies in the form of money will contribute to the implementation of energy efficiency projects.
Such opinion the Minister of social policy Andrei Reva expressed on 24 January during a meeting with the delegation of the European investment Bank headed by the Chairman of the Representative office in Ukraine Jean-Eric where’s the Pen, the press center of the Ministry.
“Special attention during the meeting was paid to discussing the issues of the system of housing subsidies in the context of the process of establishing market prices for energy resources, as well as the introduction of subsidies in cash and non-cash forms”, – stated in the message.
The Minister informed the representatives of the European investment Bank about the basic principles of the system of targeted subsidies for payment of housing and communal services told about the main changes introduced by the government this year. The official noted specifically on the influence of the system of subsidies for implementation of energy efficiency programs and incentive mechanisms to encourage citizens to save energy use.
“The first priority of the system of housing subsidies has been and remains the assistance to those households that were in a difficult financial situation. However, subsidies in the form of money, which the government since January, and the payment of subsidies in cash to be held in March of this year, not only will motivate households to reduce energy consumption, but will also provide citizens with the financial resources for the implementation of energy efficiency measures,” – said Andriy Reva.
In turn, representatives of the European investment Bank praised the government’s move towards reform and expressed interest in further cooperation. Also, the parties agreed to continue consultations in the working mode.