Posted: 07.11.2023 11:25:00

Dovgalo: November 7th is wonderful occasion to present significant gifts to Belarusians

November 7th is a wonderful occasion in almost every region of Belarus to open new facilities, complete reconstructions, in short, to give significant gifts to residents – as noted by member of the Standing Committee on Legislation of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Irina Dovgalo

The parliamentarian noted that the Belarusian Head of State did not just revive the tradition of giving gifts to citizens of his country on the eve of the celebration of the October Revolution. The President always shows through his personal attitude how important it is to preserve history.

“This tradition is a wonderful occasion in almost every region of the country to open new facilities, complete reconstructions, in a word, to give significant gifts to residents. This year is no exception. In different parts of Belarus, bridges and overpasses, dairy farms and poultry facilities, kindergartens and canteens at enterprises and many other objects were opened. All this is for us! How important it is to see all the good things, not to grumble or moan about how bad it is, because how we live depends not only on leaders at any level, but also on ourselves,” noted Irina Dovgalo.

The parliamentarian continued that a special gift was the commissioning of the second power unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP).

“The creation of something new is always based on the founder’s idea. And this was the idea of the President of Belarus. However, strategic vision is not only the views of the leader, but also a correct forecast. And the forecast proved true. The Belarusian Head of State stressed that the main thing in the construction of the Belarusian NPP is to gain valuable experience and train personnel. However, we do remember how many negative comments there were, how ‘fail experts’ tried to do everything to ensure that the station did not exist. What can we say if our neighbour Lithuania sent us a note of protest, but as people say, the dogs bark, but the camels just keep walking, said Irina Dovgalo.

The parliamentarian recalled that after March 22nd, 2012, when the first meeting of the joint Belarusian-Russian working group on the construction of the Belarusian NPP took place, there was no shadow of doubt left that there would be a Belarusian nuclear power plant.

“The President brings all issues to an end. It would not be amiss to note that the Constitution of our country states that the Republic of Belarus ‘develops nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, ensuring safety in the production and use of atomic energy’. We develop and security is ensured. The capital of the nuclear power plant is Ostrovets – a city with a rich history, beautiful, well-groomed, with excellent infrastructure, social facilities and proper living conditions not only for all plant employees, all residents, but also for guests of this city. Don’t believe anyone that ‘nuclear power plants are closing worldwide’. It’s nonsense. Our neighbour Poland and the US are planning to build a nuclear power station, and England is already constructing,” Irina Dovgalo underlined.

The parliamentarian also added, “Our station was built not just by the best specialists of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear energy, but truly became a nationwide construction project, where there were even youth student brigades. Moreover, it was the Soviet Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant that became the first nuclear power plant on Earth. So the Head of State laid great meaning in the tradition of giving gifts to people on the eve of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Everything is for the people, in the name of the people. And life teaches us to cherish every day, taking care of what we have.”