MINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – A highway from Minsk to Polotsk is a project of my dream, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with top officials and executives of Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.
The head of state noted that all regional centers in the country are connected with Minsk by good modern roads. “But we cannot stop at this. We need to to further develop the road network,” the president noted.
“We have no problem getting to Vitebsk by road or rail. But I would very much want to have a highway from Minsk to Polotsk and to Vitebsk. I have asked to work out the project. When the time is right, we could begin building the highway from Minsk through Begoml (this is my only big dream),” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
According to him, the time is not yet ripe for this project. There is no overwhelming demand and the rate of utilization of this road will not be high at the moment. “But time passes. I am sure that when the project is ready, we will launch the construction. We have already begun maintenance works on this road in some places. In several years we will bring it into good condition, and then we will build a four-lane highway similar to Brest-Moscow or to the highways to Gomel, Mogilev,” the Belarusian leader noted.
““This is a very important project. I am sure we will implement it," Aleksandr Lukashenko summed up.