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17 August 2022, 19:56

New vice premier introduced to Belarusian government

MINSK, 17 August (BelTA) – Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko has introduced his new deputy Piotr Parkhomchik to members of the government, BelTA has learned.

Piotr Parkhomchik has been working as the industry minister up till now. Prior to that he ran the Belarusian heavy truck manufacturing company BelAZ for over 13 years. Roman Golovchenko said: “You will have to oversee a number of branches of the manufacturing sector and power engineering industry. Those include light industry and woodworking and the Industry Ministry that you know so well. I am sure you will have no problems with promptly joining the work,” he said.

Roman Golovchenko also stressed that very complicated tasks need to be accomplished because times are complicated. “You see how branches of our manufacturing sector are being affected. The president outlined the tasks for all of us the other day. There are many complicated issues of strategic nature in all the branches you will oversee. Those include the fulfillment of tasks concerning the commissioning of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, traditional matters of our oil and gas relations with the Russian Federation, and large-scale investment projects that will need to be implemented,” the head of government noted.

Roman Golovchenko also thanked Yuri Nazarov, who had been put in charge of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate, for his fruitful work as a deputy prime minister. “We are glad to have had you as a member of our team, a colleague with whom we could always find a balanced and reasonable decision on any issue,” he stressed.

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