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Yanukovych expands list of national projects

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March 23, 2012, 7 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has upgraded the list of national projects and expanded the powers of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects of Ukraine.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has upgraded the list of national projects and expanded the powers of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects of Ukraine, the head of the agency, Vladyslav Kaskiv, said on March 23, while commenting on a presidential instruction given on March 22. The agency said in a statement that additional priority areas of socio-economic and cultural development have been outlined, in particular, the Agroperspektyva (Agricultural Prospects) project.

The instruction added new components to the national projects that were earlier approved. In particular, the LNG Terminal project was upgraded into a project entitled "LNG Ukraine - the creation of infrastructure for supplies of liquefied natural gas to Ukraine," which includes components such as LNG Terminal and LNG Resource.

Two new national projects were also added, in particular, "Ukraine's industrial parks - the creation of industrial and manufacturing infrastructure" and "Technopolis - the creation of the infrastructure of innovative development and high technologies," Kaskiv said.

Other new promising areas, in particular, "An increase in the production of competitive agricultural products" and "The development of the agricultural market," include such new national projects as "Revived cattle-breeding - the development and implementation of a cattle-breeding development program," "Grain of Ukraine - a program for the development of grain production with high production and economic performance" and "Green markets – the creation of a network of regional wholesale food markets."
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