Ivano-Frankivsk region (Precarpathian region) is situated at the
foothills of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The region is divided into three distinct relief types: the Carpathians,
Precarpathian area, and Prydnistrovia (plain). The Carpathians, which
occupy almost half of the region territory, are divided into the
following ridges: Horhany, Chornohora, Chyvchyny, Hryniava.

Ivano-Frankivsk region is a region rich in minerals and recreation
resources. Ivano-Frankivsk region possesses the tenth part of all forest
resources of Ukraine.

In the region almost all agroindustrial types of soil can be found. On
the southern east there are big massifs of black earth suitable for
agriculture development.

Population – 1409, 3 thousand people. Density of population – 101,4
persons per sq. km. Area – 13,9 thousand sq. km.

In the region almost all agroindustrial types of soil can be found. On
the southern east there are big massifs of black earth suitable for
agriculture development.

In the region 160 deposits of 24 different minerals types have been
prospected:

? fuel-energy (oil, gas, lignite, peat);

? chemical (rock salt, potassium salt, sulfur, phosphorites);

? building materials (gypsum, marl, marble, sandstone, clay);

? balneal (ozokerite, mineral waters).

In the Ukrainian Carpathians there are also small deposits of iron and
manganese ore, copper, zinc, silver and gold.

The total length of the regional rivers is 1554 km. 35% of the rivers
are mountain, suitable for water sports development. Here there are
formed the main drains of the Dnister and Prut rivers. The biggest river
is the Dnister River, the length of which within the region territory is
190 km. The second river by the length is the Prut river – the left
tributary of the Danube. The regional rivers have the considerable
hydroelectric potential.

The Ukrainian Carpathians are rich in mineral waters. Here there are
about 800 mineral springs of all types. The region is famous by its
recreation resources. Here you can find 3000 plant species, including
500 herbs. The great variety of habitats provides considerable number of
different animals (near 400 species). The climate of the region moderate
continental, damp, with warm summers and mild winters. The average
temperature in July is 18°C on plains and 12-16°C in the mountains; in
January correspondingly -4,0 and -6,0°C. The annual amount of
precipitation varies from 700 mm on plains and 1420 mm in the mountains.

Borders. The region is bordered with Lviv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi,
Transcarpathian regions and Romania.

INDUSTRY

Industry is one of the leading branches of the regional economy. The
private sector predominates here, the share of which in the total output
is 94,2%.

In the national production the region takes leading places in production
of potash fertilizers – 58,9%, caustic soda – 39,6%, wood particle
boards – 30,8%, wood fiber boards – 46,6%, cement – 9,2%, slate – 42,1%,
asbestos-cement pipes and sleeves – 56,3%, industrial gas-meters – 90%.

Over the last years it is observed the stable tendency to increase of
industrial products output in the chemical and petrochemical industry.
First of all, it is determined by the optimal load of the petrochemical
complex CJSC “Lukor” capacities where the volumes of polyethylene,
ethylene, propylene, benzol and other products production have been
considerably increased. At the OJSC “Oriana” which is one of the
co-founder of the CJSC “Lukor” the restructuring process is completed.
In 2000-2001 on the base of its property 7 companies were established
with the participation of investors-co-founders.

Oil and gas and oil-refining complex also holds one of the important
place among the regional branches. The share of products manufactured by
enterprises of this complex makes almost one third of the regional
output. In the region there is a complete production cycle: well boring,
oil and gas extraction and processing, transportation and supply.

The main initial condition of the stable branch functioning is raising
of the resource base.

Oil and gas production subsidiary “Nadvirnanaftogas” has opened
Mykulychynske and Pivdenno-Pnivske oil fields. Four new spaces for
exploration have been prepared in the oil and gas production subsidiary
“Dolynanaftogas”.

In the sphere of oil and gas production the new forms of management have
shown themselves successfully. Joint Ukrainian-Canadian Company “Delta”,
“Rozhniativnafta” Ltd., “Bohorodchanynaftogas” Ltd. have a great
experience of oil and gas exploration and industrial and research
operation of the discovered hydrocarbon deposits.

Solving of the existing problems in the oil and gas complex, prospects
of its development are connected with the introduction of scientific
projects of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and
Gas and Central Research Laboratory of the OJSC “Ukrnafta”.

One of the powerful enterprise of the region (its share in the total
output is 18%) is “Naftokhimik Prykarpattia” which has a considerable
productive potential in oil refining and oil products production. At
present it produces near 30 kinds of products.

Burshtyn thermoelectric power station makes almost 15% of the industrial
production. Here 12 energy blocks (total capacity – 2300 MW) were
installed. The main technological fuel is a coal of domestic coal
fields, additional – natural gas and mazut. All boilers are equipped
with the combined burners.

From July, 1, 2002 Burshtyn TPS was put into the parallel operation with
the united energy system of Europe. For the one year the station will
function in the “Burshtyn island” regime under the Union of Centralised
Transport and Energy (UCTE) control. The development of the ”Burshtyn
island” generative potential is possible due to the Burshtyn TPS
modernisation.

The woodworking industry is a priority branch in the region. It takes
one of the leading places at the state level.

This industry was one of the first to reach the stabilization and during
the last three years it extends the commodity output. This branch is
characterized by the production re-orientation and listed products
change. The raising of production mainly takes place at the enterprises
of log-processing, production of building details from wood and boards,
veneers, paper and cardboard, furniture enterprises.

Every year JV “Interplyt” which was established on the base of OJSC
“Nadvirna timber plant” property part makes a considerable contribution
to the production volume increase.

In 2001 it was established the timber corporation “Halychyna-lis”
consolidating 9 enterprises. These enterprises develop actively logging
and woodworking production due to the attracted investments.

Undertaken on the state and regional levels measures provided the stable
work of the machine-building enterprises: OJSC “Ivano-Frankivsk
reinforcement plant”, OJSC “Promprylad”, OJSC “Budmash”. Also the
preconditions for restructuring and further privatization of the OJSC
“Rodon”, “Kolomyiasilmash”, “Presmash” have been created.

At these enterprises along with the increase of the volume of output it
is observed the high susceptibility to the innovations and wide range of
products. In particular, at the OJSC “Ivano-Frankivsk Reinforcement
Plant” the new dimension-types of wedge dampers from stainless steel for
nuclear power plants were developed; at the OJSC “Promprylad” – new
types of industrial gas-meters of the middle class, temperature and
pressure correctors, measurement instrumentation and other devices. It
is finished the setting up of the joint venture producing integrated
circuits co-founders of which are OJSC “Rodon” and SC “Angstrem”
(Russia).

66 enterprises belong to the light industry. This branch has great
potential in production of clothes from the fur, leather goods, tafting
covering, cotton yarn, outer and light clothing, working clothes,
knitted wear, curtain nets.

More than four centuries the fur production in Tysmenytsia, near the
regional center, is famous for its fur garments. Nowadays enterprise is
an integrated production complex with the vertical structure, which
dresses and dyes skins of rabbit, mink, nutria, astrakhan, fox, polar
fox, musk-rat, lambskin. It manufactures hats for men, women and kids,
fur-lined coats, short coats, jackets. The company was honored at the
international exhibitions, every year is awarded by medals and diplomas
for the best models, it is a constant participant of the Frankfort
international fair.

In 1989 by the “Fur company “Tysmenytsia” and the Netherlands-German
association the joint Ukrainian-Netherlands enterprise “Tykafurlux” was
established. It also deals with the dressing of all types of skins and
sewing of the elite fur garments. The products under the trade mark
“Tykafurlux” meet the modern demands of the world fashion regarding the
quality, variety of goods and design. The collection of the company
includes the coats and short coats for women from mink, nutria, fox,
astrakhan as well as hats for men and women from these and other furs.

AGRICULTURE

One third of the Precarpathian population is engaged in the agricultural
production.

The area of the agricultural grounds is 635 thous. hectares, including
ploughed field-393 thous. hectares, pastures – more than 128 thous.
hectares, hayland – more than 82 thous. hectares, plantations of
vegetables and fruits – near 10 thous. hectares.

309 collective agricultural enterprises, 654 farms and 196000 people
engaging in the own farming are the producers of the agricultural
products. Today the private sector provides 95% of potato, 96% of
vegetables and fruits, 82% of eggs, 75% of milk and 62% of meat.

From 1992 the number of farms has increased from 159 to 654. There are
developed small enterprises engaging in the agricultural products
processing.

There are 2 sugar-refineries, 14 milk processing enterprises, 3
meat-packing plants, 3 distilleries, 2 beer plants function in the
region. 67 big and medium and 227 small enterprises are engaged in the
agricultural products processing and foodstuff production.

The regional enterprises are able to produce per shift 70 tons of meat,
188 tons of sausages, 29 tons of butter, 19 tons of cheese, 200 tons of
milk and dairy, 300 tons of bread and bakery products, process per day
up to 5 thousand tons of sugar beets. The existing capabilities enable
to produce per year 2,8 mln. dal of crude alcohol, 2 mln. dal of vodka
and other strong drinks, etc.

SMALL BUSINESS

87 thousand people work in the sphere of small business. They
manufacture 15,2% of the regional products.

The structure of small enterprises by the economic activities is
presented below.

Economic activity The share of small enterprises in the total number,%

Industry 18,5

Trade and catering 43,9

Building 7,6

Transport and communication 3,1

Agriculture 5,1

FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Foreign countries show the considerable interest to the economic,
culture and tourist and recreational potential of the region, the
evidences of that are the repeated visits to the region the ambassadors
and consuls of Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Israel, India, Kazakhstan,
Canada, USA, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, France. Due to
such visits the business contacts with the economic departments
representatives of the corresponding countries in Ukraine are
established.

According to the results of foreign delegations visits to the
Ivano-Frankivsk region and regional delegations visits abroad the
agreements about cooperation and letters of intentions have been
concluded with some regions of China, Slovakia, Poland, Georgia and
Russia.

The region is a member of the international organization “Carpathian
Euroregion” which includes the cross-border administrative areas of
Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine.

It is conducted the active involving of the international technical
assistance. Some projects have been developed and implemented. The
Ivano-Frankivsk region cooperated with the international associations
“Children of Chornobyl” and “Europe-Ukraine”. It is implemented the
project “Creation of the rehabilitation center for children-victims of
Chornobyl”. It is rendered the assistance to the Austrian Black Cross
concerning the reconstruction of the graves of Austrian soldiers on the
region’s territory.

The geographical structure of the foreign trade became larger, the
volume of foreign trade turnover and the number of business
entities-participants of the foreign trade operations have been
increased.

The main foreign trade partners of the region are Hungary, Poland,
Romania, Turkey, Germany, Bilorus, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan,
Latvia.

The leading export articles of the region are: oil and gas equipment and
instruments, measurement instrumentation, mazut, ethylene, vinyl
chloride, dyes, cement, sulfur, fur garments, saw-timber, wood particle
and wood fiber board, carpet and floor covering, textile clothes.

In the export structure the following groups predominated:

? organic chemical compounds (31.8% of the total regional export
volume);

? energy materials, oil refining products (27.0%);

? polymeric materials, plastics (12.4%);

? wood and woodwork (6.2%);

? textile clothes (2.9%);

? goods from stone, gypsum, cement (2.8%);

? fur (2.5%) and others.

In the import structure the commodities of the following groups
predominated:

? energy materials; oil and oil refining products (66%);

? boilers, machines, apparatus and mechanical devices (7.4%);

? fur (2.9%);

? organic chemical compounds (2.9%);

? polymeric materials, plastics (2.4);

? paper and cardboard (1.4%);

? chemical products (1.3%);

? goods from stone, gypsum, cement (1.0%);

? chemical staple fibre (0.9%);

? synthetic or artificial threads (0.9%) and others.

In the structure of services the considerable share belongs to transport
services, mainly pipeline transportation due to the availability of the
gas-transport net and gas stores.

DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY

The region’s investors are the residents from the 34 world countries.
The main volume of direct investments are from Yugoslavia, Canada
Germany, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy. The most attracted for the
investors are industrial enterprises – 59.5 mln. USD (85.2% of total
volume), of which light industry – 23,9 mln. USD (34,2%), woodworking
industry – 13,3 mln. USD (19,0%), extractive industry – 10,5 mln. USD
(15,1%), pulp and paper industries – 4.3 mln. USD (6.2%). The
enterprises of wholesale and retail trade received 5.5 mln. USD (7.9%).

Together with the foreign partners a number of large investment projects
were implemented in the region. Due to the investments new technologies
have been introduced at the woodworking, light, chemical, food and
processing enterprises. Brands of such joint ventures like “Tykafurlux”,
“Vinisin”, “Interplyt” and others are well-known all over the world.
These examples bring out clearly the regional attraction for investors,
favourable conditions for effective investing.

TOURISM

Tourism is one of the most perspective fields of economy in
Ivano-Frankivsk region. Oblast has objective presupposition for its
development: natural and climate potential, picturesque landscapes,
clean air, healing mineral waters, attractive tourist routes, preserved
national traditions and folklore, architectural monuments and
recreational possibilities. Nature of Ukrainian Carpathians has crucial
significance for development of tourism and recreation in the every
season of the year.

Oblast has nine resort areas with 38 recreational centers. Climatic
treatment, mineral baths are used for recreational therapy. To name some
of resorts – lowland Tatativ, Yaremche and Mykulychyn, Myslivka and
Novyi Mizun (Dolyna Distr.), Sheshory (Kosiv Distr.), highland Vorochta
and Yablunytsia (Yaremche distr.), and mud-bath foothill resort Cherche
(Rogatyn Distr.).

Resort town Yaremche is situated in highly picturesque canyon among
mountains near Prut River. It is famous as a tourist capital of
Carpathians (over 40 recreational centers are there). Vorochta is famous
as a center of winter sports. There are complex of four ski jumps, which
are available all the year round thankful to synthetic cover, ski
stadium with 1,5 km ropeway leading to it.

Carpathian region of Ukraine is famous by its mineral waters. Most
famous is spring “Gorianka” (same as “Naftusia” in Truskavets) located
in Novyi Mizun Vil. of Dolyna Distr. On its basis there is a
recreational center “Dzherelo Prykarpattia” (“Carpathian Spring”).
Spring “Burkut” has been well known by its healing features for
internals as far back as 19th century. For treatment of musculoskeletal
system bog baths and miners waters of Cherche resort are used. Waters of
Sheshory resort contains high concentration of organic matters.

73 tourist’s organizations provide tourist’s services. Service of
acceptable quality for western tourists (three stars) is provided by
such hotels and recreational centers as “Auskoprut” and “Ukraina” in
Ivano-Frankivsk, “Karpaty” and “Yaremche” in Yaremche, “Karpatski Zori”
in Kosiv and “Dzherelo Prykarpattia” in Novyi Mizun Vil.

At the territory of Pre-Carpathians there are over 20 tourist’s routs:
mountainous, waterways, footpaths, bicycle paths, bus routs?

The most interesting are:

? mountainous: to mountains Hoverla and Pip-Ivan, Chornogora mountain
range (from Nesamovyte Lake to Maricheyka Lake), to Gorgany range etc;

? waterways: by Dnister canyon, Bilyi and Chornyi Cheremosh, Pryt and
Limnytsia Rivers;

? footpaths: to Carpathian meadows, to Maniava waterfall;

? ski routs: to Kukul Mountain and others;

? car and bicycle paths: the most famous is “Precarpathian Ring”.

Tourists have an opportunity to go skiing in Yablunytsia, Vorokhta and
Kosiv. Modern mountain-ski complex functions in Polianytsia Vil.
Experienced coaches can teach beginner to ski in 2-3 hours.

There are beautiful places near the Dnister River for hang-glider in
Odai and Osakiv Vil. of Tlumach Distr. For those who like to travel by
mountain bicycle and on horseback new routs are created and material
resources are under development.

Existing number of recreational centers of all forms of ownership (119
centers with 12,5 thousands of places) gives opportunity for development
of recreational, tourist’s, and sport services.

Green rural tourism becomes more and more popular in the region. More
than 200 rural housekeepers are ready to invite visitors in their
houses. Tourists are attracted by convenient system of settling, modern
conveniences of private pensions, closeness to nature, correlation
“price – quality of services”, hospitality and home atmosphere, and
delicious dishes of national cuisine. The most popular districts are
Kosiv, Verchovyna, Rozhniativ and Yaremche.

Internet Resources

Digital information about tourist’s resources of the region can be find
at web-pages of Oblast State administration on HYPERLINK
«http://www.gov.if.ua/» \t «_blank» http://www.gov.if.ua/ , Tourist
Carpathian Board on HYPERLINK «http://www.tourism-carpathian.com.ua/»
\t «_blank» http://www.tourism-carpathian.com.ua/ , Main Department of
Foreign Relations, Tourism and Trade on HYPERLINK
«http://www.frtt.gov.if.ua/» \t «_blank» http://www.frtt.gov.if.ua/ .

INVESTMENT POLICY OF THE REGION

Strategic goal of region development is achieving high and stable
social-economical showings. These tasks are being realized with the help
of regional investment policy. Investment process intensity is
maintained at the level, which allows structural reconstruction of
economy.

A program of urban reconstruction and renewal of historical,
architectural and cultural memorials is being realized in the region.
Towns Galych, Nadvirna, Rogatyn, Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kosiv
have been reconstructed and renovated. Complex activities of renewal of
central part of Kalush are planned in 2003.

Thankful to high rate of privatization in the region most enterprises,
which were subject to privatization, are privatized by now. 305
joint-stock companies function in the region today. Not-state
enterprises produce 95% of industry production.

Important direction in economy reforming is in enterprises
restructuring. With this goal in mind great attention in the region is
put on performing economic-organizing, lawful and technical measures
directed on the change of management structure of those enterprises,
which could lead the enterprise to financial health, increase bulk of
production and production effectiveness. Dozens of new mobile structural
units (branches) are created at the basis of large enterprises. They can
deal with challenges of new economic situation.

Collective farms have been reformed by now. New market units are created
at their basis. This ensures support of the optimal level of production
concentration, creates new privity and land dealing at the private
basis.

Infrastructure of roadside service is getting better every day.
Privatization of filling stations gave large incentive to stirring up of
oil business. They invest into region’s industry, modernization of old
and construction of new filling stations. So, existing system of filling
stations ensures high level of service.

Certain measures are undertaken for innovative activity stirring up.
Support is given to such research-and-production structures, which can
arrange effective production of new goods and ensure increase of export
of goods and services. “Oil & Gas Scientific-Technological Park”,
created with the help of the best regional scientific and production
structures, is going to become an active link of investment attraction,
development and introduction of new techniques and technologies.

Significant work is carried out for preserving tendencies of direct
investments increasing. In 2002 their growth reached $ 23.6 ml. Thankful
to close cooperation with investors, important for region’s economy
investment project of linoleum production has been realized in Kalush.
It is a positive tendency, that 85% of direct foreign investments are
engaged into industry structures.

Regional industrial policy is directed at the creation of modern,
integrated into the world economy industrial-technological complex,
which supports internal needs, competitive export, increase of
science-intensive goods as a ground for innovative development of other
sectors of economy.

LAND AND REAL ESTATE MARKET

 

162 ground areas of non-agriculture purpose with total area of 76.4
hectares have been sold in 2002. Average value is 5.1 hruvnas for 1
sq.m.

Non-agriculture lands are sold:

? at competitive market (auction, competition);

? by redemption of ground areas with items of real estate, which are
property of a buyer (chapter 127, point 2 of Ukrainian Land Codex).

There is a regulation of ground areas, which determines procedure of
sale (chapter 126 of Ukrainian Land Codex).

This order concerns sale of ground areas with real estate bases on them
and with right of land use registered.

Contract of ground area purchase and sale must be examinated by a
notary. Document about payment is a reason for handing State Act about
right of land possession and its state registration.

For consideration of the ground area sale, businessman orders (for his
own costs) making of technical documents about expert valuation of the
ground area (area with the real estate on it).

At the real estate market there are over 500 business individuals. They
provide evaluation, preparation for sale, purchase and sale of real
estate with production and non-production purpose, lease and
intermediary services.

TRANSPORT COMMUNICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Distance from Ivano-Frankivsk to the checkpoints at Ukrainian borders is
from 140 to 180 km.

General length of railway network of the region is 1.1 thousands of km.
In the regional center meet railway routs of 6 directions. International
trains run between Chernivtsi-Peremysl, Saint Petersburg-Sofia,
Moscow-Kyiv-Sofia.

Length of motor roads of common use is 4 169 km, including 373 km of
roads with the status of state importance. Bus transport serves 442
routs, including 54 municipal, 116 long distance and 19 international.
Region has bus connection with the number of towns in Moldova, Poland,
Slovakia, and Czechia.

International Airport in the region’s center offers international
flights to Russia, USA, charter flights to almost any country of the
world.

68 automatic telephone stations function in towns of the region and 324
– in a countryside. Their general ability is over 180 thousand of phone
numbers. Such types of communication is offered: e-mail, mobile, paging
and trucking connection, Internet, etc.

CULTURE AND REST

736 cultural institutions of club type function in the region, including
230 clubhouses, 781 libraries and 3 parks of culture and rest.

About five thousand specialists work in this field. Four thousand groups
of amateur art activities function in clubhouses. They unite 60 thousand
people. 295 collectives are praised with the name “people’s amateur”, 27
children amateur groups are praised with the name “exemplary”.

12 state and 60 public museums function in the region. There is also a
National reserve “Drevnii Galych”. More than 162 thousand of exhibits
are in their stocks.

Ivano-Frankivsk museum of local lore is situated in the historical city
hall – former place of local self-government (built in 1666), which is
kind of visit card of our city. Museum’s expositions are rich for
interesting exhibits; most interest of them is sarcophagus of Galych’s
prince Yaroslav Osmomysl.

 Ivano-Frankivsk museum of art is situated in Renascence church of 18th
century. Unique pieces of art, Galych iconography and sculptures in
baroque style, paintings of Ukrainian artists of the second part of 20th
century, and art works of Polish, Austrian and Italian artists of
18-20th centuries are gathered there.

Colomyia museum of people’s art of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttia named
after J.Kobrynskyi is one of the oldest depository of arts and crafts of
Precarpathians. As prove for this, the museum has been its entry to the
Royal Encyclopedia of Great Britain as a museum of world’s masterpieces.

People’s art of Ivano-Frankivsk region clearly characterizes
ethno-culture of Western Ukraine. Hutsulshchyna is remarkable by
diversity of types and genres of folk arts. It is there, where
woodcarving, pottery, weaving, embroidering, metal and leather carving,
and pysankas painting are concentrated.

EDUCATION SYSTEM

       

In the region there are 7 higher educational establishments of III-IV
accreditation levels where about 34 thousand students study and 23
higher educational establishments of I-II accreditation levels where 19
thousand people are trained.

There are about 15 thousand students studying in 15 Departments at Vasyl
Stefanyk University. Every eighth teacher has Ph.D. degree, 75% of the
teaching staff have science degrees and awards.

At the student’s and faculty’s disposal there is a scientific library,
the greatest in the country thanks to the Ukrainian Diaspora publishing
almost 15 thousand item fund.

Ivano-Frankivsk State Technical University of Oil and Gas is the only
higher educational scientific establishment of the IV accreditation
level in Ukraine, training specialists for the oil and gas industry,
transport, electronic and energy-supply industries. The University
scientists are the co-authors of the National Program «Oil and Gas of
Ukraine to the Year 2010» and the Program «Exploration of the
carbohydrate resources of Ukrainian territory in the Black and Azov
Seas». The achievements and works of the University staff are widely
used by Ukrainian enterprises as well as abroad.

Most of the faculties of Ivano-Frankivsk Medical Academy have BA or
Ph.D. degrees, which makes it a leader among medical educational
institutions of Ukraine. It is authorized to teach foreign students and
has appropriate accommodations. The Academy develops new technologies of
treatment, conducts the active research work on actual issues.

There are about 17 thousand students studying 86 specialties at 23
higher educational establishments of the I-II accreditation level
(including 3 private ones).

Burshtyn Energy College trains specialists for the power industry of
Ukraine, including nuclear plants.

Higher educational establishments of all accreditation levels train
specialists for industry, building, agriculture, transport and
communication, health care, physical training and sport, education, art,
economy and law.

There are about 12 thousand students studying at 20 vocational schools
more than 100 specialties for work in such economy branches as industry
(in particular woodworking industry), agriculture, building, trade,
services and others.

In the region there are 765 day schools of general education, including:

? І degree – 111;

? І-ІІ degree – 265;

? І-ІІІ degree – 311;

? high schools – 11;

? lyceums – 7;

? teaching and educational complexes – 43;

? specialized schools – 12;

? sanatorium schools – 5.

More than 215 thousand people are taught by more than 21 thousand of
teachers at the secondary schools.

In the region there are 275 infant schools with total capacity of 18,3
thousand places, including 116 in the urban settlements and 159 in the
rural settlements.

Besides state educational establishments the private secondary and
infant schools function.

MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS

The health protection system of the region is represented by 40 regional
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is a leader among health protection establishments. In the hospital the
modern methods of diagnostics and treatment are introduced. The
specialists use the up-to-date medical apparatus – computerized
tomographic system, serialographic unit, densitometer, apparatus for
ultrasonic diagnostics and different endoscopic apparatus with video
systems, computer electroencephalograph.

The regional pulmonology center for 305 beds is the main establishment
for prevention, diagnostics and treatment of tuberculosis. The regional
dispensaries are cardiologic (200 beds), dermatovenerologic (90 beds),
oncologic (280 beds), narcological (80 beds). They provide the
specialized medical care and regular medical check-up. The regional
clinical infectious diseases hospital (170 beds) concentrates the
regional patients with serious infections. It has a center for treatment
and prevention of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

In the regional center it was founded the establishment of a new type –
the regional clinical perinatal center for highly skilled care of
newborn children and women with the abnormal pregnancy. There is a
center of family planning where expectant mothers are examined and
consultative assistance to young couples is given.

For improving the medical care of the patients who are in the last
stages it was established a Hospice for 30 beds.

In the regional center there is a medical corps of the Precarpathian
reproduction center. Over the five years in this center more than 5 000
women have improved their health, 40% of which after treatment have
experienced the joy of maternity.

From 2001 in the region, especially in the rural area it was started a
reorganization of the primary medicosanitary aid and transforming it
into the family medicine. There are 94 family stations in 667
establishments mainly in the out-patients departments.

       

PHYSICAL TRAINING AND SPORT

In the region there are 5 particularized schools of Olympic reserve, 41
children’s and youthful sport schools and 1 sport school “Invasport”.
576 coaches conduct the training. In sport schools there are trained
more than 25 thousand of sportsmen. There are available 66 stadiums, 457
gymnasiums, 156 shooting galleries, 13 pools, 2074 sports grounds.

258 athletic and sport clubs function in the villages.

There are 17 clubs for teenagers where 1418 persons are trained.

In the culture parks and rest places there are 45 health groups where
2073 people improve their health. There are 7 clubs by interest, 24
sports grounds with training equipment and 196 sport grounds for playing
kinds of sport.

In the region there are 36 football clubs, 4 clubs of eastern single
combat, 28 – of other kinds of sport. The region is a base one for
training of the combined teams of Ukraine for winter sports.

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