In Odesa, Victor Yushchenko visited the Seventh Kilometer, Ukraine's largest wholesale and retail market. Opening a meeting with its traders, the Head of State stressed that he hopes for an honest and frank conversation and wantes to answer the most worrying questions.

The President noted that the market, which employs more than fifty thousand people, was a large-scale nationwide project, the President's press office reported.

Addressing those present, he said the government aimed to “minimize officials’ interference in the work of marketers.” Yushchenko opined that “fundamentals of corruption are formed on such far-fetched relations.”

The Head of State stressed that the state was trying to build transparent and effective relations between government and business. He added it is also necessary to develop mechanisms to optimize financial relations between them.
Yushchenko called on all to pay taxes, pointing out that the solution of many social problems of the Odesa region depends on that. He also commented on the problem of container contraband.  

The President considers it is necessary to establish a working group headed by Odesa Governor Vasyl Tsushko to formulate an action plan for the market improving. The President said it should include representatives of the market, Economy Ministry, Finance Ministry, State Customs Service and Tax Police. This working group should also formulate propositions to improve the work of local and central executives. Yushchenko is convinced that many problems can be solved locally.  

During the meeting, Victor Dobriansky, Director of the Seventh Kilometer, informed the President of the market’s most  pressing problems.


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