MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Work to deter and prevent unjustified increases in prices will continue, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry.
According to the source, Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Minister Aleksei Bogdanov went to Brest Oblast on a business trip. He heard out complaints and petitions from citizens in the Ivatsevichi District Executive Committee and then visited OAO Ivatsevichdrev and OAO Bereza Meat Canning Plant. Among other things the citizens complained about growing prices for staple goods such as foods (dairy products, sugar), hygiene goods, household chemicals, and paper. The antimonopoly regulation and trade minister talked about the measures being taken to prevent unjustified price hikes, ensure the availability of goods, and oversee the retail industry. He also explained problems in this area and approaches to tackling these problems. Aleksei Bogdanov assured citizens that work in this direction will continue.
Aleksei Bogdanov also met with Ivatsevichdrev workers. He mentioned the main results of the program on Belarus' social and economic development, the economic measures the government is taking to offset Western sanctions, and key goals of the forthcoming five-year term. The antimonopoly regulation and trade minister went on a tour of manufacturing facilities of Ivatsevichdrev and Bereza Meat Canning Plant. Aleksei Bogdanov met with the management of the enterprises to discuss problems of the enterprises.