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2 Sep 2016

Lukashenko urges more effort to build green spaces, recreation areas in Minsk

MINSK, 2 September (BelTA) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has urged more effort to build green spaces and recreation areas in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

Pavel Luchinovich, the chairman of the architecture and town-planning committee at Minsk City Hall, chief architect of Minsk updated the Belarusian leader on relevant plans on 2 September. "Residents and visitors of the Belarusian capital have always considered Minsk a green city. The main task now is to preserve this image," Pavel Luchinovich said.

He briefed Alexander Lukashenko about the plans to renovate the southern part of the greenery system along the Svisloch River. "The main task to fulfill by 2030 is to build the Loshitsa water and park system, a greenery semiring in the western part of the city. There is a big shortage of greenery in this part of Minsk. We also need to spruce up the second semiring, the Slepyanka water and park system. This work will require considerable funds. Still, we do not forget about the green areas," Pavel Luchinovich noted.

"We cannot put it off for long and shelve these plans. Once you know what to do and how to do it, we will find people who will do the work," Alexander Lukashenko emphasized.

The Belarusian head of state noted that the first thing to do is to plant greenery. "Let is grow. If today we cannot tile the paths, we can cover them with sand or fine gravel... We will do this gradually. But it is important to plant trees now. We cannot wait until we finish digging, laying asphalt," the Belarusian leader stressed.


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