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25.04.2016

The Accounting Chamber of Ukraine
participated in the International Conference

 

On 21 April 2016 the delegation of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine headed by the Chairman Roman Maguta participated in the Conference on International Coordinated Audit on Protection of the Waters in the Bug River Catchment Area from Pollution (Follow up Audit), which was held in Lublin (Republic of Poland).

 

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Participants of the Conference on International Coordinated Audit on Protection
of the Waters in the Bug River Catchment Area from Pollution (Follow up Audit)
(21 April 2016, Lublin, Republic of Poland)

 

The event, organized by the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland, was aimed at making preliminary evaluation of this trilateral control activity.

Reference: in 2006 the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine together with the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland conducted international audit on protection of the waters in the Bug River catchment area from pollution. After its completion, corresponding joint conclusions and recommendations were prepared for the governments of the audit member-states.

Taking into account importance and relevance of the issue of purity of the Bug River waters as well as necessity to implement requirements of the EU Framework Water Directive, the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine together with the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland initiated in 2013 the International Follow-up Audit of the previous control activity, which was completed in 2006. The State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus supported this initiative on a later stage.

All national audits in the framework of the aforementioned audit were finalized in 2015.

During the Conference, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Roman Maguta presented results of the national audit on protection of the waters in the Bug River catchment area from pollution (follow-up audit), held working meetings with his colleagues from Poland and Belarus as well as answered question from mass-media representatives during the press conference.

 

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Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Roman Maguta, President of the Supreme
Audit Office of the Republic of Poland Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and the First Deputy Chairman
of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus Ivan Romanovich during
the joint press conference
(21 April 2016, Lublin, Republic of Poland)

 

The important part of the Conference was the Joint Communique signed by the Parties. They confirmed necessity to work more actively in order to enhance ecologic conditions of the Bug River and find additional sources of financing for corresponding environmental measures.

During the dialogue with the mass media representatives the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Roman Maguta, in particular, noted that conducting environmental audits was one of the priorities for the SAI of Ukraine. He underlined special attention paid to audits in the field of water management held on regular basis on national and international levels. According to the Head of the delegation of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine, joint international audits in this area were conducted jointly with the supreme audit institutions from all the countries bordering Ukraine.

The Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine expressed assurance that the Joint Communique, which was signed at the Conference by the Heads of the delegations would assist in solving current problems regarding improvement of the ecologic conditions of the Bug River catchment area and results as well as recommendations of this audit made by the SAIs of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Poland and Ukraine would be properly implemented.

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