TOLOCHIN DISTRICT, 11 November (BelTA) – In 10-15 years, all villages will turn into comfortable agro-towns, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the plenary session of the national workshop to discuss restoration and use of reclaimed lands, BelTA has learned.
"The village is changing. There will be no villages as we used to know them. And we had hundreds of thousands of them. There will be agro-towns. Large villages will remain. In 10-15 years or maybe earlier, there will be only agro-towns," the head of state said.
The president noted that people in small rural communities want to have all the amenities and live a comfortable life, in good houses. "We will not be able to provide such opportunities in every village or a farm. So we decided that we will build agro-towns and provide the same standards of living as in the city. Since it will still be an agro-town in a village, more people will strive to live there, especially if we create at least such jobs as here [Amkodor-KEZ enterprise in the village of Kokhanovo, Tolochin District] and as in our best farms," Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.