Report on measures to minimize impact of bad weather
On 15 January Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
heard out a report measures taken to minimize the impact of bad weather.
Alexander Lukashenko set forth a number of key
tasks in mitigating the consequences of the snowstorm. He first of all demanded
to restore all power supplies before the day ends.
The recent blizzard tested all the country’s transport, energy and
utility services. The President emphasized that people responsible for these
sectors, and especially power engineers, should work hard in order to prevent
any consequences of bad weather.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that people actively clear snow and ice
around their houses. The head of state believes that measures should be taken to
encourage them and reward their efforts. The Belarusian leader gave instructions
to set up hot meal stations and provide the volunteers with snow removal
Besides, he stressed that
workers of road-building and utility services actively involved in tackling the
consequences of the snowstorm should also be rewarded.
The head of state is confident that “Belarus should be
grateful for the snowstorm.” In his words, the last year’s draught brought more
damage to the country. “The more snow we have today, the faster the
environmental balance will be restored. It would be great to have 3-4 more
cyclones of the kind,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
The President believes that “there is no need in lamenting” about
big amounts of snow than covered the country. “All we need is some effort to
clean up roads and yards. Our people are decent and tidy, if they are asked to
help they will do it,” the head of state stressed, adding that it has always