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01 March 2019, 19:20

Belarus president wants construction of museum block in Minsk expedited

MINSK, 1 March (BelTA) – It is necessary to expedite the construction of a museum city block in Minsk. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions as he met with representatives of the general public and expert community, Belarusian and foreign mass media on 1 March, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko said: “If it doesn't cost much and the work can be done faster, I will help later on, we are going to build it anyway. Preferably faster.” Alexander Lukashenko instructed Minsk Mayor Anatoly Sivak to personally evaluate the amount of construction work required.

“Otherwise, this construction project would be too long and would cost twice as much. We have to raise money for it without the state budget. We should take a look at how much work is involved and when it can be completed with normal financing,” the head of state added.

Director General of the National Art Museum Vladimir Prokoptsov said that there are plans to open the first phase of the museum block in 2020. The head of state was invited to attend the event.

Vladimir Prokoptsov also mentioned that representatives of the Belarusian Confederation of Creative Unions, which unites painters, musicians, architects, and other creative people, would like to meet with the head of state. They would like to put forward requests and sketch out problems, many of which do not require financial investments. Alexander Lukashenko responded favorably to the request for the meeting and instructed the Belarus President Administration to think about the format of the meeting.

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