Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city

Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city

The capital of Belarus in the meantime is preparing to celebrate the 950th anniversary. The exhibition "Compare Minsk" opened in the city on September 6.

In fact it gave the start of the 950th anniversary celebrations. The BelTA news agency project shows how the city has changed over the last 100 years. The exposition presents fifty archive files. They capture important events from the history of the capital. For example, the construction of the first state department store, the reconstruction of the Troitsky suburb... A series of works is devoted to the restoration of Minsk from the post-WWII ruins.

Dmitry Zhuk, General Director of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency:
You know, this place gathers young people. I would very much like to show them three things: how much labor is invested in this city, how much it is worth supporting it in this state, and maybe my own, a little bit of the city of my childhood.

Minsk citizens and guests of the capital on the day of the city will find entertainment to their liking. The tanker's day, the pyrotechnic show, and the aeronautical festival are just a few of the festive posters. Lovers of active recreation will be pleased with the opening of a new bike path. The international half-marathon will also be held. It is expected that it will gather more than 30,000 participants. Runners from Kenya, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries will visit Belarus. The Mayor of Minsk outlined the trends in the development of the 2-million city.

Andrei Shorets, Minsk Mayor:
We want the city to be comfortable to live in. These are parks, this is the development of environmental projects, this is a reduction in traffic in order to encourage people to switch to public transport. There are proposals for the development of electric transport. We are beginning to develop a network of electric buses, two routes are already working.

We will be replacing trolleybuses with electric buses.

Plus the social sphere, of course. We do not have enough kindergartens in certain neighborhoods. I think these issues are a priority. Together with the construction of housing for those in need, for families with many children. We must resolve these problems.