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23 October 2020, 19:29

Call for new ways to use regional airports in Belarus

Aleksei Avramenko. An archive photo
Aleksei Avramenko. An archive photo

MINSK, 23 October (BelTA) – It is necessary to work out conceptual approaches to the further development of regional airports. Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko made the statement during a working trip to Mogilev Oblast, BelTA has learned.

The minister was made familiar with the operation of the Mogilev branch of the national air traffic control company Belaeronavigatsia and met with its employees. Reserves for the development of regional airports were discussed at the meeting. Aleksei Avramenko noted that it is necessary to work out conceptual approaches to the further development of regional airports despite the serious restrictions on the entire global aviation industry. “Today our key task is to look for new points of growth of regional airports. The work should be primarily aimed at attracting additional passenger traffic and developing the infrastructure for aircraft storage,” the official noted. He also stressed it is necessary to change the concept of development of regional airports.

While in Mogilev Oblast the transport and communications minister was made familiar with a section of the southwestern bypass road of Mogilev that is being designed. The section will be over 12km long. The bypass road will channel transit traffic around the city. The P122 motorway Mogilev – Cherikov – Kostyukovichi is another important object for the region. Its construction is supposed to be finished in November. The road will be upgraded up to four lanes and will be fitted with overpasses and underground pedestrian crossings. Once the upgraded section is reopened to traffic, it will offer a comfortable exit from Mogilev in the direction of Chausy, Cherikov, Krasnopolye, Kostyukovichi, Krichev, Khotimsk, Mstislavl and further on to the Russian border.

Aleksei Avramenko also met with employees of the Mogilev Oblast road construction and maintenance enterprise RUP Mogilevavtodor. He presented the ministry's awards to outstanding employees and congratulated them on the forthcoming professional holiday of workers of automobile transport and road construction and maintenance enterprises.

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