on in the work of the regional building complex is
given to house building. The following state programmes are being
implemented in the region: “Development of house-building for the
youth”, “Your own house” on the basis of the state preferential
long-term credits, and “Dwelling for servicemen” on the basis of
investment and 1,5% deductions from profit tax.
The programme for preservation and use of architecture monuments and
historical cities of Poltava region envisage the rebirth of architecture
monuments which were lost in 1930s and the restoration of the remained
ones. The implementation of this programme needs much investment.
40 specialized industrial enterprises and about 250 small enterprises
produce building matertials in Poltava region.
At the enterprises of the region there are capacities for production of
? wall materials – 521,8 mn. bricks;
? рre-fabricated ferro-concrete structures – 840,5 thousand cubic
? large-panel structures – 200,1 thousand square metres;
? joiner made goods – 304,3 thousand square metres;
? saw-timber – 111,4 thousand cubic metres;
? non-ore building materials – 8803,3 thousand cubic metres;
? porous fillers – 140,7 thousand cubic metres;
? heat-insulating materials (foam-plastics and mineral and wadding) – 20
thousand cubic metres.
PRIVATE BUSINESS UNDERTAKINGS
There are 6650 small businesses in the region. There work 56,6 thousand
people. Besides that, there are 48,1 thousand registered natural
persons-subjects of business activities.
42% of all small businesses are situated in Poltava, 26% are in
Small business is developing mainly in the following sectors: commerce
and public catering (53%), industry (13%) and building (10%).
Small businesses have the highest profitability in the fields of
material, technical supply and sales, commerce and public catering.38
information and consulting institutions, 21 investment companies, 76
financial and credit institutions (22 credit unions included), 14
business centre, 2 business incubator, 4 foundations supporting private
business undertakings form the infrastructure that was created in order
to support small business and secure it further development.45 public
small business organisations and associations become more and more
FOREIGN TRADE AND INVESTMENT
The analysis of dynamics of foreign trade turnover shows a steady
increase of export and of positive balance from 1999,it`s indicative of
positive processes in the foreign trade of the region. The processes are
caused by the growth of regional production and by the increase of
export potential of the region.
The region’s foreign economic turn-over of works, commodities, and
services of the year 2002 totals USD 1176,5 mn. Export of works,
commodities, and services totals USD 873,2 mn., import – USD 303,3 mn.
Top regional export articles are still mineral products, surface
vehicles, machinery, electrical engines, base metals and products made
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