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President of Ukraine: mechanical engineering should become the basis for the development of the national economy

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated Ukrainian machine builders on their professional holiday - Machine Builder Day.

President of Ukraine: mechanical engineering should become the basis for the development of the national economy

Mechanical engineering plays an important role for the industry of Ukraine and should be the basis for the development of the national economy, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his congratulations on the Day of Mechanical Engineers celebrated today in the countries of the former USSR.

"The professional successes and achievements of scientists, inventors, engineers, workers working in this area are highly appreciated not only in Ukraine, but also abroad, which creates a positive image of our state in the international arena," Zelensky said. p>

Machine builder Day is celebrated in Russia and Belarus (as was celebrated in the USSR) every year on the last Sunday of September, in Ukraine it has been celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September since 1993 in accordance with the decree of President Leonid Kravchuk, which he signed in support of the initiative of machine building workers and instrumentation.

The share of the engineering industry in the total volume of products (works, services) of the Ukrainian industry is 17.4%. Over 60-70% of products are exported to Russia and other CIS countries, China, India, Mexico. High-tech enterprises that are rapidly expanding their presence in foreign markets include OJSC Turboatom, OJSC Motor Sich, Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Plant, etc.

In mechanical engineering of Donetsk region of Ukraine production decline has been going on for the second year in a row. In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the machine-building enterprises of the region do not have enough orders for stable production activity.

The reason for the decrease in the total volume of engineering products in Ukraine, as well as its export, was the decrease in investment demand - both external, and especially internal.

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