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7 July 2020

Lukashenko offers his take on housing construction priorities

People who do not have their own dwelling should provided with it first of all, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with top officials and executives of the city of Minsk on 7 July, BelTA has learned.

The head of state touched on the performance of construction organizations, prices for new housing. A number of measures has already been taken to ensure that everything is done transparently and fairly in this sector. «We managed to bring down prices a little bit, especially for housing for the people on the waiting lists. We will keep an eye on this process. The main indicator is the price of one square meter," the president said.

«We will build more rental housing. We have already tested this mechanism. These houses offer small apartments. I visited one of such houses, looked around recalling my youth when my family had to live in a tiny apartment. The house I visited in Borovlyany has two-room apartments. These houses are built fast. They are beautiful houses. We have a lot of young people who do not have their own dwelling,» Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to him, there are no restrictions on the number of apartments one could own. «You are welcome to build as many as you can afford. We need to provide first of all people who do not have housing,» the Belarusian leader stressed.