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20 December 2018, 13:19

Minsk urged to automate its street safety system as much as possible

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) – Minsk should automate the city street safety system as much as possible, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with Minsk authorities on 20 December, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that tourists traditionally highlight the safety of Minsk. Residents of the capital, according to him, can walk freely around the city, go to work or school or home any time.

“We should gradually move to employ more advanced, more effective forms of security, including with the help of digital technologies. In this regard I have already adopted decisions. We should actively develop public security monitoring system and automatize it as much as possible not to keep extra employees. Minsk should continue ensuring safety and security at the highest level,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

In his opinion, Minsk undoubtedly needs more event space which will meet the principles of continuity, integration with the urban environment and global trends, and accessibility for different categories of people.

"All year round Minsk runs events that smoothly complement each other. People enjoy, for example, music and cultural nights in Svobody Square. This needs to be developed further. Tbilisi, Lvov have reinvented themselves thanks to jazz, have become more visible in the world and attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists. We need to go beyond the walls of theaters, concert halls and stadiums. The urban landscape is perfect for entertainment events,” the president said.

However, the things that bring joy to people mean additional work for the city authorities, he said. Especially it concerns the maintenance of public order and security. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the number of registered crimes in Minsk has almost halved over the past eight years. “It is, however, the real reduction in crimes, not their registration, which does matter,” the head of state added.

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