Session to discuss creation of public security monitoring system in Belarus

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The nationwide public security monitoring system will be created in Belarus. The decision was made after the government session held by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 27 March.

“A draft decree has been submitted to me. It envisages the creation of the public security monitoring system in Belarus. Such systems exist in many countries and have already proved their efficiency. Obviously, the introduction of automated processes for the detection of various threatening events, the analysis of the incoming information will help improve public order,” the head of state said. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it will also give an opportunity to release many workers and resources involved in these fields. “It means that the structure of certain government bodies will be optimized. And the process of optimization is underway,” the President said.

“However, I would like to discuss a number of issues with you in detail before making decisions on the decree. We already have a video surveillance system, a telecommunications network, corresponding equipment,” the head of state emphasized. “Then a few questions arise. Does this system lack anything? What additional opportunities will we get after the introduction of the new system? Why cannot this system be created under the aegis of a government body which will become the owner of a corresponding information resource? I do not think (or maybe you will provide additional arguments in favor of your proposal) that all this should be given to a private operator.”

“It is not only essential to modernize the existing system. This system should be upgraded to a modern level to yield maximum results,” the head of state remarked.