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6 Sep 2019

Lukashenko arrives in Brest for millennial celebrations

BREST, 6 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is on a working trip to Brest as the city is celebrating its millennial anniversary, BelTA has learned.

When on a helipad, Aleksandr Lukashenko asked Brest Oblast Governor Anatoly Lis whether the authorities managed to thoroughly prepare for the anniversary celebrations. The governor assured that all the work was done as planned, many social infrastructure facilities were built, the construction of an important transport interchange -  the Western Bypass Road - was completed.

The president was also briefly updated on the harvesting and sowing effort and the situation in the agricultural sector.

During his working trip, the head of state inspected the work to prepare for the city’s anniversary celebrations and heard out a report on the region’s social and economic development.

After that the president inaugurated the Western Bypass Road in Brest. According to Brest Oblast Governor Anatoly Lis, the initial cost of the project was Br163 million, however later on the costs were revised downward to Br150 million. The final optimization brought the costs down to Br130 million.

“Well done, you have saved handsomely. You need to put some final touches to make everything beautiful. You need to plant trees here. Thus the land will not look bare and you will have less grass cutting work.

The head of state will also go to the city center for a solemn event that will kick off the city’s millennial celebrations. Aleksandr Lukashenko is also expected to visit the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial.

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