MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) - We need to roll up our sleeves and work properly on every contract we have, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the bill on the improvement of Belarus' social and economic policy on 30 May, BelTA has learned.
“The law is the law, but in the current situation we will have to transport potash ‘in bags' or diesel fuel ‘by barrels'. We have to roll up our sleeves and work properly on every contract we have. Everyone, from specialist to prime minister, should be involved in the work and the president will join in when necessary,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The head of state asked the participants of the meeting how the proposed law would help specific enterprises, namely, Naftan, into modernization of which the country invested over $1.5 billion and constantly supports the company's personnel in all the matters. The same concerns Mozyr Refinery and Belaruskali.
“No one will help us but ourselves. All reserves for growth and development we have to look for in ourselves. There is a sea of them, even in these difficult conditions,” the Belarusian leader stressed. Therefore, I would like to hear from the government, the National Bank and others present here today how the proposed draft law will address these issues. If the participants of the meeting have alternative opinions and more effective solutions, be ready to express them.”