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Lukashenko discusses performance of Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation

MINSK, 19 December (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko convened a meeting to discuss the state of things at the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation (BNBC) and matters related to land reclamation on 19 December, BelTA has learned.

Taking part in the meeting were government members, heads of government agencies, governors, and scientists. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that such a composition of participants usually means that the most pressing, strategic matters are brought for consideration.

“We need to discuss two very important topics today - the development of the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation and progress to implement the land reclamation program on the ground. It's already been a year since the unique large-scale production was solemnly launched at BNBC. We are still proud of this kind of production. All conditions were created to launch these operations. And we agreed that we would support the project in every possible way,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

At the same time, according to the head of state, things at the enterprise are proceeding not exactly as planned.

“The State Control Committee that was instructed to carefully examine the situation at BNBC reports that there are significant shortcomings and problems with the utilization of the facility's capacity and the sale of finished products. All this negatively affects the financial performance of BNBC (sure thing!). I would like the government to put forward a clear algorithm for eliminating all existing shortcomings and maintaining financial stability at the enterprise,” the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko first of all asked about progress to fulfill production plans and implement the export strategy. He also asked what needs to be done (if anything) to maintain the balanced development of the corporation.

“I want you to understand: this project is vital for our reputation, it is a very important technological project for our country. You know how much it cost not only me, but also the state,” said the Belarusian leader.

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