GOMEL, 17 November (BelTA) – Upon arrival in Gomel, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko started giving instructions related to agriculture to the governor and other responsible persons, BelTA reports.
The president discussed the completion of corn harvesting. The head of state emphasized that in the current weather conditions it is necessary to spare equipment, because there is a high risk of damaging it on the fields. “As soon as the land dries out, we will finish corn harvesting smartly,” he said.
Another task concerned plowing. Not all of these works have been completed.
Land reclamation is a bigger task meant for a long term. Reclamation works are very important for Gomel Oblast.
“Your task is to thrash out plans for spring during winter. Huge areas remain unplowed. Just like in Mogilev Oblast. I think the situation is the same in Vitebsk Oblast. I specifically flew through the eastern regions yesterday and today. Compared to the west - Grodno Oblast, Brest Oblast and even partially Minsk Oblast - there is endless work,” the Belarusian leader noted.
“We need to put the land in order, restore livestock farming,” the president said addressing Gomel Oblast Governor Ivan Krupko.
Aleksandr Lukashenko voiced a number of complaints regarding what he saw from the helicopter. For example, the president drew attention to inappropriate feed storing conditions not far from Chechersk. “Everything is flooded with water. Are you really going to feed this to the cattle?” the head of state asked.
The president also emphasized the importance of taking good care of modern expensive agricultural equipment. It should be operated by qualified personnel. “This equipment requires trained personnel. This is like an ‘aircraft,'” he noted.