MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – Belarusian specialists are building two schools and a football stadium in Voronezh Oblast of Russia. The local authorities are happy with their work and believe there is a lot to learn from Belarusians, Governor of the Russian region Aleksandr Gusev told the media following his meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 28 April, BelTA has learned.
The governor recalled the successful experience of cooperation with Belarusian builders. A new 520-seat school built by Belarusian specialists in the village of Strelitsa in Semiluki District of Voronezh Oblast opened in 2021.
“Taking a look at the results of the work, we decided to keep moving in this direction,” said Aleksandr Gusev.
Currently Belarusians are building a football stadium and two schools in Voronezh Oblast. One of the school will be designed for 3,000 students. It is located within the social cluster in one of the fastest growing districts of Voronezh. Plans are in place to open the new facility by the new school year, i.e. by September 2023.
“This is a good example of how to build relations. Belarus is not just a general contractor who hires our Voronezh subcontractors and builds. Those are Belarusian engineers, builders, and a lot of Belarusian materials, equipment, including training and technological ones. We never limit the use of such equipment,” said the governor.
Such an approach, in his opinion, motivates Russian builders to improve their skills: “We see how our colleagues [from Belarus] build. Ours are already watching and are ready to learn. We have to learn not only how to build but also how to build relationships with the customer. We certainly have no contradictions here with our colleagues from Belarus.”