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Lukashenko briefed on economic development of Staryye Dorogi District

President 16.08.2019 | 14:29
During the working trip
During the working trip

STARYYE DOROGI DISTRICT, 16 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko was informed about the social and economic development of Staryye Dorogi District and Minsk Oblast during his working trip to the region on 16 August, BelTA has learned.

As part of the tour to the region, the head of state walked through the streets of Staryye Dorogi. The president inspected the progress in the beautification of the town, heard out a report on the situation in the region.

Minsk Oblast Governor Anatoly Isachenko informed the head of state about the key indicators of the social and economic development of Minsk Oblast. In H1 2019, the gross regional product went up 5.3% over the same period of 2018. Labor productivity increased by 5.2%, the export of products (without oil and oil products, organizations subordinate to state bodies) went up 17.6% in the structure of the gross regional product. Foreign direct investments on a net basis made up almost $200 million in H1 2019.

Besides, about 4,300 new jobs have been created in the region, the nominal accrued average salary reached Br1,043.

The agricultural output soared by 2%, the volume of construction and installation works increased by more than 16%, retail trade went up about 9%.

Aide to the Belarusian President Aleksandr Kosinets spoke about the potential of Minsk Oblast, in particular, about the development of satellite towns. “Minsk Oblast has very big reserves and opportunities for boosting labor productivity, promoting the social and economic development. However, the development of satellite towns is too slow now,” he believes.

According to Aleksandr Kosinets, there are great prospects for the development of small and large businesses in such towns as they have necessary manpower. Apart from that, the region needs a clear-cut strategy of industrial development. “Apart from Minsk Aviation Repair Plant, there are no plans to relocate other factories. So, it is essential to develop these industries,” he said.

“This is right. We should see the prospects,” the president agreed.

Aleksandr Kosinets also spoke about the establishment of new enterprises in western regions of Minsk Oblast which will soon get additional energy from the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

On the whole, rational approaches to the strategic development of Belarusian territories and efficient work with loss-making enterprises may help fulfil the president's task to raise Belarus' GDP to $100 billion in 2025, the aide to the Belarusian president believes.

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