For the third year in a row, village councils on the territory of which enterprises lease land receive 0.5 percent of the land valuation for the development of their settlements. Therefore, from ten to hundreds of thousands of hryvnias annually, depending on the area of leased land, each village council receives from such cooperation. Meanwhile, the locals themselves decide what to spend the money on during the village meetings.
Currently, the enterprises of the agro-industrial group “Pan Kurchak” pay 0.5 percent to 8 village councils in Volyn (Gorokhiv, Lokachyn and Rozhysche districts) and 5 village councils in Rivne region (Dubno, Rivne and Radyvyliv districts). According to the chairman of the supervisory board Serhiy Horlach, in total last year these village councils received more than one million hryvnias of such financial assistance. Ivashchuk village council in Radyvyliv district in Rivne region will get the most, and it is almost three hundred thousand hryvnias, because there are the most leased shares.
A kind of program of socially responsible business (0.5% for the development of territories) began three years ago. Then it was initiated by Serhiy Martyniak. By the way, he was once the founder of the Agro-Industrial Group “Mr. Kurchak”.
Now the plans of the People’s Deputy Serhiy Martyniak are to consolidate the initiative at the legislative level so that all tenants become socially responsible and pay 0.5 percent for the development of the territories where they work on the land.
For reference: for money (0.5% of land rent) communities repair schools, kindergartens, libraries, FAPs, replace windows and doors with energy-saving ones, modernize heating systems, street lighting, repair and maintain roads, etc.