Aleksandr Lukashenko hears out report of SCC Chairman Alexander Yakobson

    President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko has heard out a report by Chairman of the State Control Committee (SCC) Alexander Yakobson on 11 June. The report dealt with the Committee’s activities in January-May 2012 and results of the control over the fulfilment of certain instructions of the head of state.

    Alexander Yakobson informed the Belarusian President about the inspections carried out by the national watchdog at 17 land reclamation facilities in nine districts of Brest and Gomel oblasts. The inspectors concluded that some budgetary funds could have been saved as early as at the planning stage. If the suggested approaches to saving are extended to all the land reclamation facilities of Belarus, the country could save Br150 billion. “The inspections revealed that some of the funds allocated for reclamation works are just wasted,” Alexander Yakobson said.

    The President also heard out a report on the control over the renovation of dairy farms. Some farms are behind schedule; there is a deficit of own funds for renovation; the development of design and estimate documentation has made little headway. However, the Chairman of the State Control Committee believes that the instruction can be fulfilled.

    During the working meeting, the parties discussed the construction of roads between Minsk and oblast capitals, and ways to cheapen the renovation of the M-5 highway (Minsk-Gomel). There are great reserves for saving funds here.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed the Chairman of the State Control Committee to ensure proper control over all the major areas of the country’s socioeconomic development.