MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) – Minsk should be an example for other regions of the country in terms of urban development and local self-government, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he heard out a report on the development of the capital city, BelTA has learned.
The head of state recalled that the improvement of local self-government in Minsk had already been discussed earlier. Back then the president had demanded that Minsk should set an example for others in this regard. “I would like to hear your assessments of the work of municipal administration and their plans,” the Belarusian leader added.
The agenda of the meeting featured municipal development projects. “Minsk is the face of the country, and it should set an example for other regions,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. The president said he was unhappy with the pace of urban development and demanded to intensify the work. “Developing two-three locations is not an adequate pace. Everyone should get involved in the work. We have nine heads of district administrations - let them pool resources, involve local self-governments, housing and utility services, so that Minsk residents will be proud of their city,” the head of state said.
Another topic raised by the president was the state of things in healthcare. It was noted that earlier Minsk lagged behind other regions in terms of certain indicators, including infrastructure and accessibility of medical care. The head of state also asked about the epidemiological situation in Minsk, namely the number of COVID-19 cases and the dynamics. The officials in charge told the president that the number of coronavirus cases in Minsk is declining, it is not as high as when the capital city was ahead of other regions in terms of the COVID-19 cases.