Call to encourage Belarusians to stay in the regions to work



VERKHNEDVINSK, July 15 (BelTA) – People have to be interested in staying and working in the regions. The Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, Natalya Kochanova, made this statement during a session of the executive committee of the Verkhnedvinsk district, BelTA learned.

Natalya Kochanova said: “I always say: listen carefully to the president and do what the president says. And you will always be right. All decisions must be made for the benefit of the state. If he’s a statesman, then he should be.

The head of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament noted that powerful regions are now a priority in the country’s politics. “The regions will grow if there are people around. Verkhnedvinsk is such a beautiful city: unique nature, cleanliness, order, houses are under construction. Of course, you have to get people interested in staying and working here. Jobs and businesses are available – all the conditions for development,” she said.

Natalya Kochanova added: “We need to talk more about surrogate families for the elderly and show it in the media. We must raise awareness, encourage mercy and volunteerism. People need to know that such opportunities are available.

In turn, Natalya Kochanova believes that there should be no abandoned people. “The main task of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection is to ensure that there are no abandoned people, that Belarusians live, work and feel more comfortable instead of locking them into certain constraints”, she concluded.

Natalya Kochanova visited the Verkhnedvinsk district to participate in a session of the local administrative body, talk with the population to discuss current issues and organize an off-site meeting with members of city councils of deputies .

Natalya Kochanova is expected to visit the Territorial Center of Social Services of the Verkhnedvinsk district and get acquainted with the functioning of the Council of Deputies of the village of Osveya later today.

Maria D. Ervin