MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) – The Chernobyl platform of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) should become part of the ideology of the concept on Belarus' regional development. Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Tatiana Brantsevich made the statement at a presentation of the UNDP's Chernobyl investment platform concept at premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BelTA has learned.
According to Tatiana Brantsevich, Belarus is grateful for any initiatives meant to restore the country's territories affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
Tatiana Brantsevich said: “The sustainable social and economic development of the Chernobyl-affected areas has always been a priority for the government. In the years of independence our country invested heavily in the social infrastructure and in creating conditions for comfortable life in these lands. At present matters concerning the enhancement of quality of life have been integrated into the regional development concept.”
The official noted that the approaches the colleagues from the UNDP had suggested definitely deserved attention. “In our opinion, the Chernobyl investment platform should become broader and should become part of the ideology of our concept, which is now being reviewed by the Belarus President Administration,” the deputy economy minister said.