Seminar "Economic Cooperation of Poland with Ukraine'2017"

In Iwonicz-Zdrój, on May 19-21, 2017, a traditional seminar,"Economic Cooperation of Poland with Ukraine" which is organized annually by the KPI Students' Section in Poland, was held. Henryk Bukalskyi and Aleksander Sarnetskyi were the immediate organizers of the seminar.

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was represented by professor Vasyl Herasymchuk. He spoke about the life and achievements of today's Kyiv Polytechnic students. The report on the economy of Ukraine was presented by Janusz Fuksa (pictured on the left). Using official data from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, he said that in 2016 in Ukraine there was an improvement in the main indicators of industrial activity, construction volumes, transportation and agricultural production, etc., investments in the economy increased, foreign trade expanded. Henryk Bukalskyi, on the basis of data from the Polish Embassy in Kyiv, informed that last year the trade turnover between our countries increased significantly. Poland took the third position in Ukrainian exports and the fifth in its imports. The participants of the seminar also received the thirty-second booklet from the series "Memories from Kyiv". It is called "Fifties" and devoted to study of Polish students in Kyiv and was created using their bulletin of those years.

Within the seminar, there was an already traditional rewarding with honorary silver awards by The Federation of Scientific and Technical Societies of the Main Technical Organization of Poland. Pavlo Vekhetskyi, Sylvester Levytskyi, Zyhmunt Nykodym and Henryk Bukalskyi (pictured) got them for their merits in engineering and promoting the development of technical progress in Poland.

The next day, there was a bus tour, organized for the participants of the seminar to the Museum of Petroleum Industry in Bóbrka. They also visited the picturesque town of Dukla in the valley between the mountains in the Carpathians. On the final day of the seminar, the members of the KPI Students' Section in Poland also visited Krosno, explored its historical part and saw the Museum of Glass.

Janusz Fuksa, head of the KPI Students' Section in Poland