MINSK, 3 June (BelTA) – New measures will be taken soon to simplify the construction of single-family houses. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned it during the ceremony held on 3 June to open a new building of Minsk City Children's Polyclinic No.9, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “A decree on building personal, private homes was put on my desk yesterday. We had terrible bureaucracy over there. We will lift all the restrictions. People will be free to build any houses they want. Nobody will be allowed to audit it. People will bear responsibility for it with their heads, their families, and their kids. You will live in whatever house you build. That is roughly the gist of it.”
In his words, the decree will be signed soon. Roughly the same decisions will be made with regard to multi-family properties. “By taking another look at construction, we will simplify housing construction by the end of the year, including the construction of other properties,” the president noted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Belarusians will be pleasantly surprised by the new decisions regarding housing construction. “I believe we've made serious shifts in housing pricing (primarily in Minsk). We now give work to building companies instead of all kinds of frauds, who take out loans from banks in order to sell apartments at triple the price later on. You have to build with minimal profit margins and people will not be offended,” he added. “Private companies have to create their own base if they want to participate in housing construction and in construction at all.”