MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – Employees of Minsk Oblast Hospital asked Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to assist with the allocation of a land parcel for residential construction as the head of state visited the hospital on 20 October. The head of state promised to consider the options, BelTA has learned.
Given the rapid development of Borovlyany, the head of state did not rule out giving it the status of a town.
One of the workers told the president that the residential issue is pressing for medical workers. There is an idle land parcel on the grounds of the emergency medical care unit. In this regard, the head of state was asked for assistance with repurposing this site for housing construction.
"I am aware of this problem. We implemented some experimental projects here and built a dormitory nearby. I said back then that if I had ever been offered such an apartment, I would have been glad. It was an experimental project. Doctors were very happy,” the head of state noted. "This is rental housing, but I know that some people want to have property into their own ownership and are willing to pay for it."
Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested several options to address the housing issue. “I live not far from the place. There are several land plots available there. We have allocated one of them for your needs. We need to take a look at the others. There is a plot of up to seven hectares there. The plot is in the woods. A resort-like area. We need to look into those plots,” the Belarusian leader said.
The second option is to allocate land near Borovlyany: “When I was approaching this place, I thought that if it comes to the construction of housing here, we can use some area in the woods. That is the second option.”
The president said that the third option was the one voiced by the hospital worker.
Aleksandr Lukashenko urged to make sure the construction projects are cost effective to ensure that the apartments are affordable.
“We will surely find plots to build housing. I have named three of them. We will need to think it over,” the head of state said.