Date: 7 months ago   Category: Energy

The IMF waits from Ukraine for increase in tariffs for heating — Rambler News Service


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) waits from Ukraine for adoption of the state budget by the Verkhovna Rada for 2019 and increases in tariffs on heating for the approval of the new program of financial aid. It was said by the head of department of communications of the IMF Gerry Rice, the UNIAN reports. "Today the executive council expects carrying out preliminary actions to which adoption by parliament of the budget for 2019 and increase in tariffs for heating belong as it was stipulated earlier" — Rice told. Earlier the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that it will allocate to the government of Ukraine $3.9 billion within the new agreement of stand-by (SBA) calculated for 14 months. At this IMF noted that will consider this agreement in 2019 after Rada approves the draft of the federal budget for 2019 according to the recommendations of the IMF. Increase in tariffs for gas and heating for the population, in particular, belongs to them. On October 27, according to the recommendations of the IMF, the prime minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman signed the resolution on three-stage increase in prices for gas for the population. From November 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019 it will grow by 23.5%, from May 1 to December 31, 2019 — for 15.2%, and since January 1, 2020 — for 25%. On November 13 Ukrainian Naftogaz about risk of failure of a heating season in regions of Ukraine. The company told that key problem situations with producers of heat developed in Kryvyi Rih, the Kherson region, the cities Swept away, Severodonetsk, Pervomaisk and Shepetovka. The producers of heat providing inhabitants of the mentioned regions with heat and hot water saved up considerable debt, do not adhere to schedules of its repayment or in the previous period paid off with Naftogaz less than for 90% of the used gas. At the same time heat is absent as well in some houses of Kiev. So, on November 14 inhabitants of one of apartment houses of the Ukrainian capital organized a protest action in Boulevard Lesya Ukrainka due to the lack of heat, reported NewsOne TV channel. Protesters accused of lack of heat in their house housing management office and also the ministry of regional development of Ukraine to which this organization submits.

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