The city development plans of Vitebsk and Gomel have been revised for the period till 2025. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed corresponding decree No. 453 on 14 December.
The decree aims to determine the optimal planning structure and
functional zoning of territories, set the priorities for the further development
of the engineering and transport infrastructure, create safe, barrier-free and
favorable environment for the residents of these cities.
The development of Vitebsk envisages the improvement of the
services sector, tourism, science and production (Vitebsk FEZ, Zhurzhevo
district, new production and business zones in Shumilinskaya Street and along
the Beshenkovichi motorway), modernization of organizations, development of
small business ventures, creation of multi-purpose business centers along the
main avenues of the city.
urban area included the villages of Ruba and Luzhesno.
The social and economic development of Gomel is connected with
the expansion of the production zone and improvement of the services sector. The
construction of housing will be continued on free territories. Residential
housing will be built instead of vacated production premises and other obsolete
The revision of city
development plans will help promote the stable territorial development of these
cities, the rational use of resources, raise the wellbeing of people, and
improve the system of social security, working and recreation conditions.
Please see the Russian version of this site for the full text of the Decree.