VLADIVOSTOK, 13 April (BelTA) – Belarus intends to triple the number of Belarusian specialists working at construction sites in Vladivostok by mid-May. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko was informed about the plans during his visit to Vladivostok, BelTA has learned.
In particular, the head of state visited Russky Island where a multifunctional cultural and educational center is being built. Belarusian specialists are involved in the project. Aleksandr Lukashenko was told that 44 people from Belarus are now working at the site. Another 50 people will be added to the number by late April and another 50 by mid-May, Belarusian Architecture and Construction Minister Ruslan Parkhamovich said. In his words, the Belarusian specialists are primarily employed to build residential premises, halls of residence.
The Russian company Stroytransgaz is responsible for building the center on the Russian side. A Stroytransgaz representative said that design documents for building a theater and a draft of the relevant contract had been forwarded to Belarus. The documents are being reviewed.
While referring to the participation of Belarusian specialists in construction, Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded about his key demand: “If you cannot do it, don't start. If you start it, you have to complete it.”
Once the cultural and educational center is built, construction workers from Belarus may continue working at other sites in Vladivostok. Plans have been made to use Stroytransgaz to set up a major civil engineering company, which will take care of construction of roads, bridges, and housing. Governor of Russia's Primorye Territory Oleg Kozhemyako noted they are supposed to take care of building 180,000m2 of housing.