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11 Aug 2017

Lukashenko urges low-paying enterprises to raise salaries to Br1,000 in 2018

BREST, 11 August (BelTA) – Salaries at all low-paying enterprises should be raised to Br1,000 in 2018, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he was informed about the social and economic development of Brest on 11 August, BelTA has learned.

“The average salary in Belarus will reach Br1,000. Certain enterprises are doing their best to increase salaries, and it is good. However, about a half of all enterprises or maybe a bit fewer have small salaries. Our main objective is to help those enterprises raise their salaries to Br1,000 in 2018-2019, especially in 2018,” Alexander Lukashenko said. In his words, if this instruction is fulfilled the average salary in the country can reach Br1,500.

The president also stressed that the average salary of Br1,000 which can be reached by the end of 2017 should not decrease at the beginning of 2018. “It is essential to stabilize the average salary at Br1,000, and to do our best to make the lowest salaries closer to the average level in 2018,” the head of state concluded.

Chairman of the Brest City Hall Alexander Rogachuk assured the president that the average salary in Brest will reach the level of Br1,000 by the end of 2017.

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