Updated at 12:42,19-04-2021

Lukashenka wants more aid from World Bank, promises to mend situation


An efficient cooperation roadmap should be worked out by Belarus and the World Bank, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at the meeting with World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller.

A number of projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars are implemented today, Lukashenka said.

“I should say that we are implementing these projects on time, but I have an impression that the progress in the implementation of certain projects is rather slow in Belarus. I would like you to tell us about our drawbacks, and we will definitely improve the situation,” the Belarusian leader said.
According to Lukashenka, the World Bank’s financing, especially gives jobs to thousands of people and helps Belarus build ‘wonderful objects’.

Belarus became a World Bank member in 1992. The World Bank is currently implementing a number of projects to the tune of almost $1 billion, including those to upgrade water supply and disposal systems, raise energy efficiency, renovate and improve roads, develop the forestry industry, modernize education and finance management. In the period from 1992 to 2016, the World Bank’s investments made up about $1.5 billion.