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New perinatal center will be built in Kherson

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News / 9 January 2014 | 16:45

New perinatal center will be built in Kherson

New perinatal center will be built in Kherson

Preparatory works for a new modern regional perinatal center have been completed in the Kherson region. The project has been approved by the Ministry of Health. The MOH has also developed a package of medical and technical documents, and the Kherson Regional State Administration has started a tender for reconstruction of the existing facilities, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
A promising medical facility like that is being built pursuant to the National Project “New life – New quality of maternal and child health,” launched in accordance with the President Yanukovych’s Decree “On measures to identify and implement projects in priority areas of socio-economic and cultural development.”
The approved project envisages building of a perinatal center facility to the best international practice in construction of medical facilities. The wards and infrastructure will meet international standards ISO. Special attention will also be paid to necessary conditions for pregnant women with various complications, as well as for infants weighing from 500 g.
MOH experts say the new institution will annually receive 2,500 pregnant women with complicated extragenital pathology. The high quality of perinatal care will help reduce maternal and infant mortality by 10-15%.

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FM: Climbers who fell off Mount Elbrus cliff are not Ukrainians

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News / 9 January 2014 | 16:23

FM: Climbers who fell off Mount Elbrus cliff are not Ukrainians

FM: Climbers who fell off Mount Elbrus cliff are not Ukrainians

Climbers, who fell off Mount Elbrus cliff, are not citizens of Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis told ForUm correspondent.
“The Main Department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in Kabardino-Balkaria and the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don do not confirm the Ukrainian nationality of climbers,” he said.
Perebyinis added that one climber is in a coma now, and the second climber was not injured.

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Agrarian Policy Ministry prepares rural development brief

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News / 9 January 2014 | 16:00

Agrarian Policy Ministry prepares rural development brief

Agrarian Policy Ministry prepares rural development brief

Ukraine continues to implement on of the President Viktor Yanukovych’s priority tasks: rural area development. The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food is drafting a concept paper on rural development till 2025. The document will ensure the maximum development of rural areas in all regions of Ukraine. Thus, the government continues to support farmers through agricultural cooperation and budget programs. The announcement was made by Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
“President Viktor Yanukovich noted that solution of rural development issues shall be a separate subject for the government. Indeed, Ukraine has over 28,000 rural settlements, where one third of population resides. Of course, development of these areas is not just an issue of agro-industrial complex. However, the government – in particular, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy – keeps working on this issue. For example, through development of agricultural cooperation and payment of budget subsidies to farmers,” Prysyazhnyuk said.
Experts say that the main goal of the concept paper is to ensure required institutional, legal, and financial conditions for development of rural areas in the country. Its implementation will shift the focus of state policy to support of rural development, namely, improvement of living standards and economic well-being of people living in rural areas. 
At the same time, the document will create conditions for expanded reproduction of the appropriate pattern, thus ensuring the food security of the country under global division of labor. In the long term, implementation of this strategic document will help improve the living standards of rural residents on the basis of local development strategies at each rural settlement, government analysts say.

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Rybak proposes to amend amnesty law for activists

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News / 9 January 2014 | 15:45

Rybak proposes to amend amnesty law for activists

Rybak proposes to amend amnesty law for activists

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak proposes to make amendments to the Law “On elimination of negative impacts and prevention of prosecution and punishment regarding events during peaceful assemblies,” he said in a letter to the leaders of the parliamentary factions, the press office of the Verkhovna Rada reports.
“Judicial practice has shown that this law can not be effectively used within ten days from the date of entry into force – namely, till January 4, 2014, because it has no analogues in the legislative practice and goes beyond the legal framework of our country,” Rybak noted.
According to him, the situation is complicated, as most of the provisions of the law are non-specific. “Persons are not named, there is no list of criminal and administrative offenses for which persons are exempt from liability,” the speaker explained.
“The law has to enter into force after its publication and be executed within a month,” the chairman of the parliament said.

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Cabinet moves to improve coal mine safety

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News / 9 January 2014 | 15:24

Cabinet moves to improve coal mine safety

Cabinet moves to improve coal mine safety

In order to improve the safety at mines, the government has decided to establish a new institution “Center for comprehensive safety of coal industry.” The appropriate decree was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on Dec. 25, 2013, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
The institution will be subordinated to the State Service of Mining Supervision and Industrial Safety of Ukraine (Gosgorpromnadzor).
According to government experts, the goal of the Center is to improve worker safety at mining enterprises. Its functions will include monitoring of mining air and mining equipment, prevention of dangerous situations through automated forecasting.
To this end, the Center will develop and introduce an integrated coal industry database on the basis of automated telecommunications systems of dispatch and active interfaces with the Unified telecommunication system of monitoring and automated control of mining machines and technological complexes (UTAS).
UTAS was developed in 2012 to improve mine safety. At the moment, the System is actively introduced at Ukrainian mines. UTAS costs 220 million UAH.

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Government intends to stop illegal coal extraction

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News / 9 January 2014 | 15:08

Government intends to stop illegal coal extraction

Government intends to stop illegal coal extraction

Following the request of the President of Ukraine, the Environment Ministry has elaborated the Action Plan directed on cessation of illegal coal extraction that is to be considered by the government on January 9, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov stated, the Cabinet’s press service reports.
“The question is urgent as illegal mines don’t just cause significant harm to the environment alone, but take away people’s lives as well,” Azarov noted.

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Holubchenko to offer Kyiv Zoo director to resign

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News / 9 January 2014 | 14:53

Holubchenko to offer Kyiv Zoo director to resign

Holubchenko to offer Kyiv Zoo director to resign

Acting chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Anatoliy Holubchenko will offer Kyiv Zoo director Yevheniy Kyryliuk to leave his post voluntarily, he said during a meeting at the zoo, ForUm correspondent reports.
“My main claim to the director is that he was not able to use the funds allocated for the development program, which affected the work of the zoo,” Holubchenko said.
According to him, 16 million UAH were allocated on development of the utility last year. These funds were intended for landscaping, renovation and construction of cages.
Acting chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration stressed that he will take the final personnel decision after the financial and trade audits.
“In any case, I will offer the Kyiv Zoo director to leave his post voluntarily,” Holubchenko said.

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Rivne NPP Unit 4 is back online

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News / 9 January 2014 | 14:38

Rivne NPP Unit 4 is back online

Rivne NPP Unit 4 is back online

Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Unit 4 is back online from maintenance, which was started on January 3 when defects of separator-superheater fittings were detected. As of 08:00 hrs on January 8, two units are in operation at Rovno NPP with a total load of 1,375 MW, which is approximately 16% of the electricity produced by nuclear power plants in Ukraine, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
After restarting the unit, the radiological, fire and environmental parameters at RNPP are within the normal range.
According to the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), as of January 8, 13 of 15 units at the 4 active Ukrainian nuclear power plants are in operation. Zaporizhzhya NPP Unit 2 is under a medium scheduled maintenance, which will last through March 27.
Also, RNPP Unit 1 is still in back up mode because of dispatching restrictions. It will stay that way roughly through February. The restrictions at the power plant exist because of power line deficiency, causing NPP to operate at a fraction of capacity.
Rivne Nuclear Power Plant is located in the northwest of the Rivne region. RNPP operates 4 units with total capacity of 2,835 MW. This is the first nuclear power plant in Ukraine with pressurized water reactors (PWR), the only plant with a series of reactors VVER-440 (Project V-213).

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