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10 Aug 2017

Lukashenko instructs to finish construction of dairy farms in 2017-2018

IVATSEVICHI DISTRICT, 10 August (BelTA) – The construction of dairy farms should be completed in Belarus in 2017-2018, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during his working trip to Brest Oblast on 10 August, BelTA informs.

“There are not many. We need an estimated total of $80 million. But when we start construction, $50 million will be enough,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “These farms should be built in 2017-2018. We must solve these issues within a year and a half.”

The president also said that enterprises can use any methods they like for building dairy farms. However, cost efficiency and quality are the main priorities.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed that new farms should have heavy milking cattle. It is also important to focus on fodder preservation.

During the working trip to Brest Oblast the head of state visited the renovated dairy farm Kvasevichi in Ivatsevichi District. He was informed about the fulfillment of his instructions to renovate and upgrade cattle breeding farms, make export-oriented products.

Alexander Lukashenko was informed that there are over 4,100 dairy farms in Belarus. Of them, 1,181 farms have been rebuilt and modernized. Over 120 farms are almost ready. It is expected that the state will help finish the construction of those farms.

The president reminded that several years ago when the project to renovate and build farms was launched in Belarus, the opposition criticized that decision. “The conclusion is clear: if we had not made that decision, we would have lost our agriculture,” the president said. It was remarked that today even struggling farms selling dairy products are able to pay salaries to their workers. They even have money for other urgent needs.

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