Grodno Oblast is at the forefront of positive changes in economy and social sphere. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas made the relevant statement during the solemn event held on 20 September to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Grodno Oblast, BelTA has learned.
Sergei Rumas said: "Grodno Oblast boasts unique history, rich cultural legacy, and a huge human potential. Thanks to every resident's hard work and love for the native country the region leads in a number of areas and is at the forefront of positive changes in economy and social sphere."
Sergei Rumas remarked that Grodno Oblast is always in the center of important economic, cultural, and sport events. The region boasts excellent farming standards and makes a considerable contribution to Belarus' food security. In 2019 the region registered the country's highest grain yield. Milk production growth rates are much higher than the country's average. "But the greatest treasure of the region is the people, who work hard and create in the name of prosperity and well-being of their land," the prime minister stressed.
Sergei Rumas also mentioned the tasks Grodno Oblast faces. The number includes modernization and quality renewal of manufacturing facilities, support for the private sector and entrepreneurship of citizens, efforts to attract major investments into the production sector, agriculture, and tourism. A lot has yet to be done to create modern jobs, raise quality of life and living standards of the people.
More than 1,000 people turned up for the solemn event held in the new philharmonic hall featuring a festive concert. Guests from Minsk, other parts of the country, long-term foreign friends and partners of Grodno Oblast turned up for the event.
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov read out congratulations from the head of state. Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov addressed those present as well.
A number of awards were bestowed upon outstanding residents of Grodno Oblast during the solemn event.