Report of Minsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Turchin
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko heard out a report of Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Turchin on 3 January.
The head of state recalled that during his working trip to Minsk Oblast in October 2021, when he visited the National Research Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology and the Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital, such topics as the provision of housing to healthcare workers and a decision to change the administrative status of Borovlyany and to designate it as a separate town we discussed.
“We have already tried a few options and deemed it necessary to move in this direction. You remember that the so-called dormitories there are very comfortable. Yes, rooms are rather small, but there is a kindergarten nearby, all amenities are available. We have tried it and calculated the costs. You should have developed certain plans on the basis of those assessments,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Speaking about the decision to change the administrative status of Borovlyany, the President stressed that a careful approach is needed. It is important to know the opinions of people living there. “There will be certain changes because of the new status. Minor changes, but still,” he explained.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also asked about the state of affairs in agribusiness. “Minsk Oblast is almost a half of the country, or at least one third of the country, and the agricultural industry should be efficient,” the President stressed.
Aleksandr Turchin told the head of state that Minsk Oblast implemented forecast parameters in 2021 and showed positive dynamics in the manufacturing sector and agriculture. According to the Minsk Oblast governor, large enterprises ensured the replenishment of the budget and got additional resources. The lion’s share of them was spent on healthcare. “Over Br200 million was injected in healthcare last year. The money was spent on salaries, medications, the construction of new facilities,” Aleksandr Turchin said.