Thanks to the timely launch of the electricity market will create tens of thousands of new jobs, increased investment attractiveness of Ukraine and its regions, which will boost the country’s GDP and will become an additional source of filling the state budget and budgets of local communities at the level of 10 billion euros.
This is stated in the appeal of the mayor of Burshtyn (Ivano-Frankivsk region) roksolany Jura to the representatives of the government, Parliament and the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities (NKREKU).
The mayor of Burshtyn expressed concern about the situation around the discussion of the timing of the start of the new electricity market. She believes that such actions called into question the European future of Ukraine, which will have a negative impact on the development of the regions.
“Certain zagazirovanie sides are trying to slow down the process of implementing needed economic reforms and, consequently, slow down the process of integration of our country into the European community. This, in turn, will lead to a decline of economic development, will limit the investment attractiveness of our regions and will enhance the migration process. Small Ukrainian cities are already suffering from the outflow of qualified personnel”, – the statement reads.
While the timely launch of the electricity market will have a positive impact on macroeconomic indicators, will contribute to improving the investment climate, to stimulate the creation of new jobs and a skilled workforce will remain in Ukraine.
“Economic growth and healthy competition among the power generating and power supply companies will stimulate the growth of wages at enterprises of energy and the General level of wages in the country,” said Roksolana Jura.
Also, the mayor of Burshtyn noted that competition in the electricity market will stimulate the improvement of the quality of services enterprises. Consumers will be able to choose the energy supplier with the best conditions and best rates. And supplier in the competition for customers will take care of the maintenance of the reliability of power supply both household and industrial consumers. Market mechanisms will enable energy companies to plan investment campaign and to obtain predictable resources for modernization, in particular environmental.