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Lukashenko instructs to mull over construction of new nitrogen plant in Belarus

LIDA (BelTA) – During the working trip to Grodno Oblast Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave an instruction to mull over the construction of a new modern nitrogen enterprise in the country, BelTA informs.

The head of state remarked that nitrogen fertilizers are always in demand both in Belarus and abroad. Therefore, such an enterprise would be very useful. The President was informed that this project will cost about $1 billion, and various financing options are currently under consideration. Alexander Lukashenko gave an instruction to think about the location of the plant taking into account logistic opportunities, the availability of workforce, and other important aspects. “Does it make sense to open the second enterprise of this kind near Grodno? Such enterprises should be located in various corners of Belarus, but it is not the main concern,” the head of state said. “Think where to set up this solid modern enterprise.”

The President was informed about the progress in the spring sowing campaign in the region. He demanded to use fertilizers and observe all technological processes in farming. “Do not plant and grow agricultural crops without fertilizers,” the Belarusian leader said.

The head of state was assured that all resources, including technical tools, are available for farming. Alexander Lukashenko was shown Belarusian-made machines for the application of mineral and organic fertilizers, ploughs made by Minoity Repair Plant, and the first self-propelled sprayer in Belarus made by OAO Lidagroprommash.

During the working trip the President also inspected the progress in the renovation of the Minsk-Grodno motorway. Alexander Lukashenko urged to use rational approaches in work. “You must be wise and thrifty,” he stressed. Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov said that parts of the motorway will be commissioned in stages starting from 2018. Alexander Lukashenko instructed to build road catering facilities along the motorway in the future.