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Belarus President's Directive No.1 on strengthening public safety and discipline may be updated

New measures to strengthen public safety and discipline. The President's directive, adopted back in 2004, may be updated. On August 6, a meeting was hosted by the Belarusian head of state on the feasibility of adopting a new document or making amendments to the existing one. 

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the document, if adopted, should be specific and not contain formalism.

Alexander Lukashenko:
Discipline and security are the most important issues of the existence of any society and the state. This question will always be relevant. As you know, Directive No1 played a certain role. And there have emerged positive trends in many areas. The Secretary of State monitored the execution of the directive. I'm talking about trends: firstly, the number of accidents related to industrial injuries greatly reduced (you know that the level of fatalities at plants and production sites was very high). We are now demonstrating decrease in such injuries. Second, the number of emergencies and the number of deaths on fires has fallen. This was also the problem. It has not been removed, but there is a reduction in the related figures. The number of crime related deaths has decreased due to reduction in crime. But it is too early to rest on laurels. In addition, new challenges require an adequate response, so today we have gathered here to decide whether we need a new directive, whether it is necessary or not. Should we improve the existing directive by virtue of the relevance of this question? In what directions do we have to move? Unfortunately, many people are not used to take care of themselves, about their lives, about their health. In fact, every third victim was injured or died because of personal negligence and indiscipline. Of course, each employee cannot be personally overseen by a controller but we need to ask chiefs of enterprises to strengthen demand for discipline and order. 

Belarus President's Directive No.1 on strengthening public safety and discipline may be updated