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07 July 2020, 12:29

Transition to electric vehicles among Belarus' priorities for 2021-2025

MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) – The transition to electric vehicles is one of the priorities for 2021-2025, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with top officials and executives of the city of Minsk on 7 July, BelTA has learned.

“One of the main tasks that we will address in 2021-2025 is the transition to electric vehicles,” the head of state said. “We just should not lag behind here. If we lag behind, it will be bad. Therefore, we will have to run not to lag behind, even if it is difficult.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that a huge breakthrough had been secured in the development of Minsk's transport infrastructure. The accomplishments include the reconstruction of the ring road, major streets and avenues, the construction of interchanges in the busiest areas. Apart from that, the third metro line will be commissioned soon.

“All of it allows Minsk to remain more or less comfortable from the point of view of transport communications despite an excessively high level of automobilization,” the president said.

The development of the Minsk National Airport continues. Commuter train service between the airport and the city will be enabled early on during the next five-year plan.

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