SLUTSK DISTRICT, 29 July (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is set to make a working trip to Slutsk District on 29 July, BelTA has learned.
During the trip the head of state will focus his attention on agricultural issues and crop harvest, in particular. The Belarusian leader will visit the agro-industrial company Kozlovichi-Agro to take stock of the progress made in the current harvesting campaign in the country. The visit will also focus on the development of dairy farms and new approaches to their construction. The president will be shown one of such farms, the Kozlovichi-Agro farm Lesuny, which was built largely at the expense of the company's own funds and put into operation this June. Today, the farm holds 10% of the main herd with a rated capacity of 800 head. The farm has a potential to increase its herd to 1,500 head.
Aleksandr Lukashenko's working visit to Slutsk District comes as a practical continuation of the nationwide conference held earlier this week to discuss the progress in the country's harvest campaign.
At the nationwide conference the president gave instructions to work out the best harvesting ways to ensure the maximum yields and to prevent losses. “You have no idea how much demand there will be for agricultural products, including grain. We are not going to export grain, however. We need to use it in cattle breeding, produce milk, meat and other products, and sell these products on international markets,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
“Believe me, next year and even in two-years' time the grain of the current season will be much more expensive. The price for grain and other agricultural products will increase significantly. Therefore, if possible, we should ensure stocks for the winter, so that in winter and spring our people could get the necessary agricultural products at acceptable prices. We need stabilization funds, especially in Minsk and regional cities,” the Belarusian head of state said.