The Verkhovna Rada has appointed head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration Denys Shmygal as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine, - correspondent of OstroV reports.
278 people's deputies casted an affirmative vote.
"This is the man who perfectly understands how the region works, he is an honest manager. The focus of the ministry's work is now shifting to this year's priority - decentralization, namely the creation of wealthy communities", - Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said in the parliament.
He also noted that the reform of the construction industry, initiated by previous Minister Aliona Babak, would be continued.
Denys Shmygal was appointed head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration on August 2, 2019 by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Denys Shmygal is a 44-year-old Lviv citizen, scientist and political activist. In January 2018, he became director of the Burshtyn TPP (PJSC DTEK Zakhidenergo). Prior to that, he held the post of head of the department of economic development, trade and industry of the Lviv Regional State Administration, and was deputy head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties in the Lviv oblast.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada supported the dismissal of Aliona Babak from the post of Minister of Development of Communities and Territories.