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14 Aug 2019

South-east districts of Mogilev Oblast in focus of president's meeting

South-east districts of Mogilev Oblast in focus of president's meeting

KOSTYUKOVICHI, 14 August (BelTA) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting to discuss the development of the south-east districts of Mogilev Oblast in the town of Kostyukovichi, BelTA has learned.

The south-east part of Mogilev Oblast includes Kostyukovichi, Klimovichi, Krasnopolye, Krichev, Slavgorod, Khotimsk and Cherikov districts. The head of state promised to look into the state of affairs in the region during the recent meeting to announce new appointments. A decree and a program aimed at creating favorable living conditions were adopted four years ago to revitalize the social and economic development of these territories.

“Today is the time to examine the effectiveness of those decisions and assess the interim results. This is a performance review meeting. I do not mean to say that life has stood still. Things indeed have changed for the better. New enterprises have been set up, new people have come. But as I have been reported, problems are still many. Some projects have been implemented in woodworking, cement enterprises have undergone renovations, more jobs have been created in business, more than 125,000 m2 of housing has been commissioned.” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. However, the planned activities are proceeding at a slow pace. Some of them are removed from the plan, the funds are not utilized. No spike in business activity has happened, and the number of people employed in the economy has declined, the president noted.

The head of state reiterated his requirement: people should feel confident and secure about their future, should have a job, a decent salary and comfortable conditions for living. “There’s nothing new. We should create normal conditions, as in other regions of the country. I hope for an open, honest conversation and would like to hear concrete proposals on the issues that need to be dealt with,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

In 2015 – H1 2019 more than Br770 million capital investment was designated to promote the social and economic development of this region. During the period under review, the region raised $30.7 million in foreign direct investment on a net basis. A set of various measures was implemented to improve living conditions and to attract qualified specialists, to promote employment, build industrial production capacities and to promote agriculture, trade, consumer services, social sector.


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