Commentary to Decree No. 27 of 14 January 2013

    Orsha and Polotsk will be united with their districts. President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko signed relevant Decree No. 27 “Concerning unification of districts and towns of oblast subordination of the Republic of Belarus having a common administrative center” on 14 January.

    The document envisages unification of Orsha District and the town of Orsha, Polotsk District and the town of Polotsk. The decree aims to improve the state administration system, ensure comprehensive development of administrative and territorial units of the basic territorial level.

    Preconditions for the unification have been formed within the past years. Therefore, healthcare, ecological, communication facilities, military registration and enlistment offices, regional offices of the Emergencies Ministry, courts, notarial offices and other facilities which are common for the town and the district turned into single organizations.

    The concentration of material and financial resources will promote development of rural areas, improve working conditions of economic operators, and help promptly solve issues of social an economic development of the towns and districts to be united. This will also help optimize administration processes, reduce the upkeep of administrative bodies, guarantee equal access to the social infrastructure for town residents and country dwellers.

    social infrastructure for town residents and country dwellers.