Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel decisions. On March 14, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new Minister of Labor and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich took up the post. Earlier she served as deputy minister of economy. The skilled specialist has years of work behind her in statistics and analyzing sectors.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has a number of tasks set up, which are to ensure a high level of employment and Belarusians' income growth.
Irina Kostevich, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus:
The task for 2017 is to create 70,000 new workplaces. They must be modern, qualitative, effective and with an adequate salary. As for the average salary, it should be no less than BYN 1000 by the end of 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko appointed Igor Buzovsky as the new Head of Minsk Tsentralny district, Vladimir Karpyak as President’s Aide and Chief Inspector in Minsk. Reshuffles have also been made in diplomatic bodies. Andrei Strachko will go to Kyrgyzstan; Ruslan Yesin will go to Japan.
Ruslan Yesin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan:
Belarus President has certain tasks set in all directions of bilateral cooperation. It means further cooperation with businessmen, investments attraction from Japan, and broadening of regional cooperation, of course.
Alexander Lukashenko also appointed new directors general in some oil-industry organizations.
Alexander Demidov is the new head of OJSC “Naftan”. Vitaly Pavlov will be the new director of OJSC “Mozyr Oil Refinery”, Oleg Pochinok will take charge of OJSC “ Gomeltransneft Druzhba”.