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Ernest Nuser, Chief of Main Administration on European Integration, External Economic Relations and Tourism of Transcarpathian Regional State Administration

Throughout the years Transcarpathia is the permanent participant of all the European Union neighborhood programs which operate on the east EU border: TACIS, INTERREG, FARE, CADSES, ENPI. As a result, there is a number of successful projects carried out in the region. These are the realized Project of Social Medical Rehabilitation of Children in Regional Children’s Hospital, the “Clean Water” Project of Development of Waste Waters Treatment System, the Projects of Flood Protection Works and Flood-control Measures in the regional rivers’ basins, the Project of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Major Repairs of Access Roads are carried out at the checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, the range of Tourist Informative Centers has been founded, a Freight Terminal has been built at the checkpoint Uzhhorod that increased the freight motor transport flow from 150 to 500 per day and “Chop-Zahony” Checkpoint Reconstruction has been conducted on the border with Hungary − on the whole the realized projects amount to more than 10 million Euro. Transcarpathia also collaborates with the separate regions of EU countries within the framework of the signed agreements namely with Maramures and Satu-Mare (Romania). Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg and Heves (Hungary). Kosice and Presov (Slovakia), Wojew dztwo podkarpackie (Poland), Oberfranken (Germany) and Visocina (Czech Republic). This year we are hopeful of new agreements with Alto Adige (Italy), Burgeland (Austria), Vukovarsko-Srijemska zhupanyja (Croatia) and Kaliningrad region (Russia).

Social and Economic Life of the Region

Stable and progressive development of financial and economic industries is aimed at assisting social sphere of development since the increase of welfare of Transcarpathians, social support of the unprotected layers of population are the basic tasks of the regional power. By the index of human development the region is included into the best five of Ukraine. So it is logical to form the strategy directed on creation of new efficient workplaces on the basis of use of qualitative characteristics of labour resources.

Table 1. Region Intensity in the Economy of Ukraine

Region intensity in the economy of Ukraine on the volume of:

(by the 1st half-year of 2010), %

Realized industrial products 0,7
Agricultural commodities 2,1
Construction products 1,4
Fixed asset investments 1,2
Export of goods, services 1,6
Import of goods, services 2,1
Incomes of common fund local budgets (without transfers) 1,5
Enterprises-legal entities retail turnover 2,1

Table 2. Industry

Sectoral structure of industry Specific gravity, %
Industry 100
Extractive industry 0,7
Processing industry 16,2
Food Drocessinq industry 13,5
Light industry 5,3
Wood and wooden wares production 4,3
Pulp and paper industry, printing industry and publishing business 0,5
Chemical and petrochemical industry 7,9
Other non-metal mineral wares production (building materials, glass wares) 0,8
Metallurgy and treatment of metal 0,5
Mechanical engineering 28,0
Electric power, gas and water production and distribution 22,3

Table 3. Social Sphere

Basic data As of 01.07.2009 As of 01.07.2010
Population, thous. of persons 1243,4 1242,6
Pensioners, thous. of persons 289,0 287,9
Average monthly wages, hryvnyas
Nominal wages 1459 1717
Real wages index 96,3 108,4
Level of employment % 24,7 34,9
Level of unemployment % 2,4 1,5
Natural increase of population, thous. of persons (January-May) 0,2 0,9

Table 4. Healthcare

As of 01.07.2009 As of 01.07.2010
Amount of hospitals, units 60 60
Amount of medical ambulatory policlinics, thous. of units 0,2 0,2
Number of doctors, thousands of persons 4,4 4,5
Number of doctors for 10 thousand of population, persons 35,3 36,1

Source: Magazine “Transcarpathia” № 2 summer/autumn 2010

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