ORSHA DISTRICT, 21 June (BelTA) – Over the five-year period Belarus will change beyond recognition if it manages to take advantage of the favorable moment, including food shortages in the world, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to the staff of the Yubileiny agricultural company in Orsha District on 21 June, BelTA has learned.
The head of state drew attention to the fact that in recent years comfortable conditions for life and work have been created in rural communities. This is done, among other things, in order to keep young people.
The president recalled that agro-towns have been developed in Belarus at his insistence. Their goal was to create more comfortable living conditions in order to keep people in smaller communities. However, all this will not yield results if jobs and decent working conditions are not created, the head of state emphasized. "But they should be supplemented with good conditions for work: good equipment, good complexes such as a machine yard, a grain mill. By the way, at first we faced some imbalance: we set up agro-towns but technologies and equipment lagged behind. Now we are making up for this imbalance," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “This process is not fast. There is not one farm, but there are thousands of them. Belarus will become a different country, with a different agriculture over the five-year period, if we manage to make the most of this moment when food prices have risen [around the world],” the Belarusian leader said.