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Healthy lifestyle should become a high priority for the society and state – President

Posted by the Editor on September 30, 2010


News / 30 September 2010 | 17:21

Healthy lifestyle should become a high priority for the society and state - President

Healthy lifestyle should become a high priority for the society and state – President

At the sitting of the Public Humanitarian Council devoted to the development of physical culture and sport in Ukraine in the context of molding healthy lifestyle, President of the National Olympic Committee Sergiy Bubka supported the position of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych that the matter of healthy lifestyle as the key factor that impacts health should become a high priority for the society and state.

President of the National Academy of Pedagogic Sciences of Ukraine, President of Student Sport Union of Ukraine Vasyl Kremin underlined that the issue being discussed today at the Public Humanitarian Council is burning at least because the scientists estimate the level of the Ukrainians’ health at nearly 100th place of the world.   

“This proves that the conclusion made by the Head of state about unsatisfactory condition of the Ukrainians’ health is correct,” he noted. In order to change such a situation, first of all, in V.Kremin’s opinion, the whole society should recognize that today an individual, his or her health is more vulnerable than it was even a few years ago.

“We should create a new holistic model of human life in a modern time, where psychical, intellectual, and physical health is placed first,” he is convinced. The President of the National Academy of Pedagogic Sciences also supported the President’s idea to promote healthy lifestyle.

Minister of Family, Youth and Sport of Ukraine Ravil Safiulin in his speech raised the issue of development of sport infrastructure. He noted that many sport infrastructure sites exist only in statistical reports. This situation should be rectified.

“We should not only revive sport infrastructure. We should build it,” he stressed. “If we aspire to become a healthier nation, if we aspire to become a sporty country, we should develop sport infrastructure,” R.Safiulin pointed out.

The Minister also suggested constructing 500 multifunctional sports grounds, 15 swimming pools and 15 ice rinks a year starting from the next year. 

The Head of state supported such an idea. “500 sports grounds relatively means twenty-five sports grounds in every region. This is not a big deal. If we set such a task to local governments and regional state administrations and ask businesses for support, which are socially responsible today, I think we can arrange it and construct the sites in one year. I support such a proposal,” the President of Ukraine said.

The Public Humanitarian Council members also pointed to the urgency of promoting healthy lifestyle, increasing social advertising in the media.

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Speaker Lytvyn against formation of constitutional majority in parliament

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News / 30 September 2010 | 14:43

Speaker Lytvyn against formation of constitutional majority in parliament

Speaker Lytvyn against formation of constitutional majority in parliament

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn claims he is not supporting the formation of a constitutional majority in parliament, he said this at the 2nd meeting of heads of parliament offices of CIS, Baltic and Caucasus states.

At the same time he emphasized that for today the Verkhovna Rada has enough MPs to make effective decisions, UKRINFORM reported.

“We have a sufficient majority, which brings together about 270 people’s deputies. So I am not a supporter of a constitutional majority [constitutional majority – 300 MPs – ed.]. This is my open position, otherwise we may see the temptation to make difficult decisions very quickly. I was always afraid of people who always make difficult decisions quickly. As a rule, these decisions are ineffective,” Lytvyn underscored.

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President intends to restore people’s confidence in the authorities

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News / 30 September 2010 | 12:53

President intends to restore people's confidence in the authorities

President intends to restore people’s confidence in the authorities

In his speech at the 3rd International Investment Summit Donbass Investment Destination ‘Public and private partnership within a new economic policy of Ukraine’ the Head of state underlined that these days the country badly needs efficient economic reforms. The reforms have not been conducted for 19 years. Particularly the matter concerns the development of investment constituent of the national economy.

“Ukraine is fed up with endless political fight that lasted for 19 years of independence,” Viktor Yanukovych marked.

The President expressed his opinion that all positive developments, which occurred during the years of the existence of the Ukrainian state, happened “not due to a high level of organization of the authorities work and public management but rather vice versa” owing to initiatives of some employees and citizens.  

“Today for the first time during the years of independence we see stable conditions in this country,” the Head of state stressed noting that the speech goes particularly about work of President, Government and parliamentary coalition as a solid mechanism.

Unfortunately, Viktor Yanukovych stated, the citizens lost confidence in power during the long period of instability. “It is impossible to build a strong state without support of the people. Our task for the time being is to assure the Ukrainian people, world community that Ukraine is able to develop long-term plans and implement them,” the Head of state pointed out and added that the matter concerns our commitments before foreign partners.

The President also expressed his confidence that for efficient development of the state we should, first and foremost, establish order in the country, ensure political, economic, and social stability. “The steps we are making today towards a new economic policy should benefit the people”, the Head of state said.

Viktor Yanukovych also underlined that only under these conditions the citizens will support such state policy. That is why, the President noted, he decided to take part in  this sitting of the International Investment Summit.    

“I would like to listen to the citizens’ initiatives. I would like to listen to your ways of combining the efforts of business and authorities, increase social responsibility before the society. I am ready to be involved in this process together with you,” the Head of state said and added that the matter concerns the steps the power should make today towards business.

“I have the authority to speak about it today for the Ukrainian people. I will always assert national interests of Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens. Today together with you I would like to participate in this dialogue,” the President of Ukraine summed up.

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Yanukovych: Authorities and business must establish partnership relations

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News / 30 September 2010 | 11:01

Yanukovych: Authorities and business must establish partnership relations

Yanukovych: Authorities and business must establish partnership relations

President believes the state needs partnership relations between power and business to be actively developed, as he told joulrnalists in Donetsk during his working visit.

“We should pass this way very quickly,” the president said and reminded that the most countries of the world have made great progress in developing partnership relations between state and business. Viktor Yanukovych underlined that such steps brought these countries success and substantial opportunities for economic growth.

At the same time the head of state expressed confidence in the importance of the fact that Ukraine is already moving along this way. In this context the president estimated highly such forums as today’s international investment summit, which gives great opportunities for sharing opinion and conducting a constructive dialog. 

“This partnership benefits the state and society, people the most, while corruption among officials suffers,” the President said and added: “Today we are doing everything so that the system built in our state for ages would be changing for the benefit of the country, but not for the benefit of officials and corruption.” 

The head of state has underlined that power will make every effort to bridge the gap between the society and its access to various services rendered by the state. That is why, Viktor Yanukovych noted, the licensing system should be profoundly reformed and streamlined.

“The licensing system should be reformed – the number of permits should be decreased and matched up with the world standards. The society, people, who give their estimation, are the best controller,” the president summed up.

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