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Source: Government of Ukraine

As part of a working trip to the Lviv region, on September 25, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal visited Lviv Polytechnic National University, where he gave a lecture A Ukraine of Dreams on the occasion of World Dream Day.

Together with university students, the Prime Minister discussed the challenges and threats that Ukraine is facing nowadays, as well as the prospects for development in ten, twenty and fifty years. The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine has a number of opportunities for rapid growth, which the Government seeks to realize.

“Those include the construction of highways, the creation of a stock market, a recycling strategy and a long-term development strategy for Ukraine,” said Denys Shmyhal, adding that the Government has embarked on the elaboration of a Development Strategy for Ukraine until 2030.

“We are making it a human-centered strategy and striving to improve living standards in all areas. To do this, we focus on global rankings and aim to enter the TOP-30 Ease of Doing Business and the ranking of innovative countries from Bloomberg, and the TOP-50 Competitiveness Ranking from the WEF,” emphasized the Prime Minister.

Moreover, the Prime Minister noted that the Government plans to start the process of creating an accumulative pension system next year. “Everyone will be able to accumulate a pension. The state will usually pay social assistance, as it is done in developed countries. But every citizen will be able to form a pension for himself/herself,” said the Head of Government.

During his visit to Lviv Polytechnic National University, Denys Shmyhal took part in a solemn presentation of the restored unique world-class architectural monuments – the Assembly Hall and the Zakharievich’s Hall. According to the Prime Minister, these halls have seen thousands of events of national and international scale, thousands of historical figures and scientists in almost one and a half hundred years. “And today we see the walls of these halls as they were seen by their founders and prominent teachers,” summed up the Prime Minister.

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