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Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020

Problem No. 1 in old houses is lifts.

The problem is not made up: one third of lifts in Belarus have served their term/ In the nearest time it is necessary to change no less than 10 thousand lifts. Primarily, it is the safety of people.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
The life of people depends on the made decisions on such potentially important issues as lifts. One third of exploited lifts has served their term. The State Secretariat of the Security Committee every year informs that the risk of accidents is increasing. What are we waiting for? Till the lifts start falling as some balconies are? I hope that you heard me, Heaven forbid a lift falling!

This issue was pulled before; it was postponed till the better times, and as a result-court investigations and criminal cases.

What I mean is falling down balconies. Every leader must be aware of his personal responsibility for security of people. I demand for the entire lift fund to be brought to order by 2020. References on lack of money are not accepted. Make agreements.

On the other hand, industrials as well must take care of the quality of their products.

Technologies are modernized every day, and the terms, for instance, of lift exploitation are still 25 years. May be it is high time to think on increasing the exploitation dates and the exploitation characteristics? What is meant is rather expensive equipment, which must justify its cost. You should think not only about your profit, but about the solution of state problems and security of people.

Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020