MINSK, 3 January (BelTA) – We need to create more jobs in the satellite towns of Minsk, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Turchin on 3 January, BelTA has learned.
The head of state recalled that satellite towns are actively growing around Minsk. These are Derzhinsk, Zaslavl, Logoisk, Rudensk, Smolevichi and Fanipol. It is easy to get to the capital city from these localities, and they are actively growing. Jobs are created in these towns, too, said the president.
Aleksandr Lukashenko announced his plans to visit Dzerzhinsk in the spring. “It should be a pilot regional project, especially for Minsk. We need to spruce this town up and create additional jobs there, if necessary,” he stressed.
The president cited the example of the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation project. Together with new jobs the project is creating new residential neighborhoods and necessary infrastructure. “We, of course, need investments. We, of course, need to build new enterprises of the 5th and 6th technological paradigms, the most advanced ones. We need to choose the projects, implement them, and, like the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation, build housing there, so that specialists could work and live there. The locals will also have more employment opportunities,” said the head of state.