New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus

New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus

All conditions should be created in Belarus to help people improve their living conditions, stated Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence which reviewed a new edition of the Housing Code.

There are lots of aspects and nuances in this document. Here are just some of them: how to properly dispose of vacant and dilapidated houses, how to stand in line for an apartment which is partially sponsored by the state and how to pay utility bills or get rental housing? These issues are of concern to many Belarusians. The Housing Code was updated 5 years ago. Perhaps it's time to make changes to the document, but the main thing is whether the housing procedures will become more transparent and easier after that. In a word, it is necessary to streamline certain mechanisms that regulate the relationship "man - housing". However, speaking of the need to restore order, the President does not only mean housing. For example, order in agriculture was also one of the main messages of today's meeting.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
In 2018 we will do our best to put the country in order. And not only because this is the last year before the European Olympic Games in Belarus. In 2019 representatives of the whole world will come to Belarus. What will we show them? Starting from roads, bridges, junctions (and this is the face of the country), fields adjacent to roads as well as entire cities and villages, about which we will talk today. Don't forget about sowing areas - everything should be in perfect condition.

And one more thing. We agreed on the involvement in the turnover of various property, in particular unfinished construction. Even where I travel every day, the third governor is trying to show how the work is going. But this work is not being done. Even those buildings that the owners can not complete... Take them. We cannot decide what to do there. And this is in fact in Minsk. Have we satisfied the demand so much that they do not even want to take these premises for free? Then we need to do this.

Today we are pushing citizens and investors of various kinds to construction. You know my demands. There are concrete terms, which are indicated in investment contracts. And for citizens. In the near future, starting with Minsk, we will check how these terms are observed. But even where I go every day I can call it "horror." Instead of two they are building these houses during five years. Abandoned, overgrown with weeds, buildings and premises, which I already paid attention to, are just standing in the city-hero Minsk.

The Belarus President instructed to speed up work to reduce the amount of old and empty housing, and return the land to a farm or find a new owner. To do this, it is necessary to optimize work on the ground and improve the mechanism of the transfer of such houses. But the process must take place without unnecessary bureaucracy.