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25 January 2018, 15:08

Belarus government intends to create 70,000 jobs in 2018

Andrei Kobyakov on a tour of the enterprise Amkodor-Logoisk
Andrei Kobyakov on a tour of the enterprise Amkodor-Logoisk

MINSK, 25 January (BelTA) – The government intends to create 70,000 jobs in 2018. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement as he visited Logoisk District, Minsk Oblast on 25 January, BelTA has learned.

Andrei Kobyakov said: “We aim for 70,000 new jobs in 2018. The Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance and the decrees designed to encourage the development of small and medium businesses will help reach the goal. Anyway, the conditions for it are available.” In his words, it is important to use the opportunities brought about by the adoption of the package of documents on liberalizing business operation terms. “We've worked hard to prepare the documents. It took a lot of time. But it was only 10% of the work. Another 90% will be done in 2018-2019 in order to make sure that the task of creating 70,000 jobs will be definitely fulfilled,” said Andrei Kobyakov.

The prime minister reminded that in line with the relevant presidential decree the government has to create at least 50,000 jobs every year. “The government has set a higher goal for 2017. We intend to create 70,000 jobs. There are no reports about Q4 2017 for now but virtually 50,000 jobs were created in January-September 2017, although not all the regions managed to fulfill their assigned tasks. In other words, it's quite possible we created 70,000 jobs in 2017,” added the head of government.

Today the prime minister is expected to visit the horse milk farm BelKumysProm, the sheep farm Eastern Sheep, and the mechanical engineering company Amkodor-Logoisk in Logoisk District.

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