Grodno District, 18 August (BelTA) – During his working trip to Grodno Oblast Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an instruction to help agricultural producers from the regions with selling their products in Minsk, BelTA informs.
The head of state noted that agricultural producers from the regions, especially those who have their own processing facilities, should get help with selling their products and opening their own stores in Minsk. “Agricultural companies like this, that have their own processing facilities and retail outlets, should be given more opportunities. I have given an instruction to provide each region with commercial premises in one of the neverending construction projects in Minsk. If you say that you need a couple of retail outlets in Minsk, we will immediately arrange for it. We need to help those who want it. We will solve this issue related to trade,” the president said.
According to him, these companies should be given more opportunities. “We should support these companies. We will provide the necessary assistance if needed. The mayor of Minsk should address this issue right away. We should allocate premises for them. It is up to them to decide how they will use these premises. On our part we will be responsible for walls, ceiling, roof and infrastructure,” the Belarusian leader said.
He noted that Grodno is a good city as far as agriculture is concerned, but it is oversaturated with agricultural produce, while Minsk has a larger population and high purchasing power.