MINSK, 10 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will visit ZAO Atlant on 10 July, BelTA has learned.
The head of state will be reported on the company's production activities and development prospects, and the progress in the implementation of the international project Atlant 2020. The president will get familiar with the organization of the production shops and the refrigerator manufacturing process. Aleksandr Lukashenko is also expected to meet with the members of the student work brigades - participants of the Atlant 2020 project and employees company.
The head of state mentioned his intention to visit the company several times, including during a meeting in late January this year as he appointed Dmitry Sokolovsky new director of Atlant. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted then: “Atlant has been worrying me for quite some time. When I received reports your finances are not so good (and you deal with finance), I understood that something needs to be done. I want you to understand that Atlant is a state-owned company regardless of whoever buys the stock.”
The president remarked that he rides past ZAO Atlant on the way to the Palace of Independence and when he does so, he always recalls all the shortcomings of the company. “I am going to visit Atlant. I've told the previous director so. We will see how you work,” the head of state warned. In his words, he will not tolerate talks that the company cannot resolve its problems due to tough competition on the market because the entire real sector in Belarus works in these conditions. “We could compete one way or another in the past but some people give up now, including Atlant,” Aleksandr Lukashenko concluded. “Think about ways of recovering from the current situation.”
ZAO Atlant includes two production sites in Minsk and a subsidiary Baranovichi Machine Tool Plant, producing large household appliances and industrial goods and exporting more than 70% of the output.