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21 June 2024, 12:51

Lukashenko: We will put a lot of effort in developing Dzerzhinsk

DZERZHINSK DISTRICT, 21 June (BelTA) – The government plans to develop satellite towns, including Dzerzhinsk, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to commission the Olympus sports and recuperation complex in Dzerzhinsk on 21 June, BelTA has learned.

The president admitted that he had been considering a visit to Dzerzhinsk for a long time: “A lot of people from this district who work nearby have told me about problems here that need to be addressed. Something needs to be rectified, something needs to be built. Large-scale harvesting has not started yet, so I thought  it would be a good idea to visit your town now that I have some time.”

“What are the prospects of the town? This is a satellite of Minsk. We will put serious effort into developing this town,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized. “We will not only build production facilities, factories here, develop agriculture (it is in a good shape here, I don't see any problems with it,” he added.

“There are enough industrial companies here, so people are starting to come back from Minsk. In the future we will support factories, primarily in urban communities. We will offer housing to large families, the military, rental housing for employees of local enterprises: if you want a home, please get a job with a local enterprise and get a rental home, and after you have lived here for 25, maybe 30 years, you might get this housing into ownership, like agricultural workers do, maybe some other options will be available, too. We’ll think of ways to help our industrial workers with housing,” the president said.

According to the head of state, in the near future, perhaps in the next five years, the government plans to fulfill a long-held dream: to connect the capital city with nearby towns by high-speed railway service.

“Let’s say Logoisk, Dzerzhinsk, Smolevichi. There should be a high-speed railway service there, so that a person can get from Dzerzhinsk to Minsk in 20 minutes. Then there will be no problems with commuting to work. A person can live in Dzerzhinsk (that looks like a resort town) and come to Minsk for work any time,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
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