Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko presented his vision of how a village of the future would look like during his working trip to Mogilev Oblast on 29 September, BelTA has learned.
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“The Soviet Union had a good tradition of addresses of best practices. The youth are coming and they want to see where it is better,” the head of state recalled as he visited the agro-town Vishov in Belynichi District.
The president added that the landscaping of agro-towns was not randomly chosen as a topic of his working visit. There are almost 1,500 agro-towns in Belarus.
“Some 80-85% of the rural population will live in agro-towns in the future. The rest will live in large villages,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Some unpromising villages might also get a boost, but only if there is interest from private individuals.
“The primary focus is on agro towns,” the head of state emphasized. “Today we would like to see how the village of the future will look like. We write all sorts of candidate and doctoral theses, dissertations, and it is a shame to read the title, not to mention the contents. Let us write and develop something on these very topics. We have enough specialists who know well how it was, how it is now and how it will be. A whole layer can and should be raised to reflect and act.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko also touched upon the progress of farmwork in the region. Upon the arrival in regions, the president always shares with the governors his opinion on what he has seen from his helicopter. “I cannot say that there is no work done here. Agricultural work is underway. But I am afraid you are running late. It is just this fine weather that has relaxed us, but it is going to become cooler next week. We need to pick up the pace, to double it at the very least,” the head of state said.
He added that corn harvesting and winter crops sowing were currently the two most important areas of work in the fields. The need to improve the situation with wetland areas was also mentioned. ■
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