MINSK, October 21 (Itar-Tass) —— Belarus’ government says there is no crisis in the country, though there are some solvable economic problems.
“I insist there is no crisis in Belarus now, there are problems, which we should settle within this year,” Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Tozik told the parliament on Friday.
Presently, the government is facing two objectives: to have the country overcome the problematic period and to reach sustainable development in 2012, he said. The government’s task is to solve all issues before the yearend.
“We do not see any reasons to revise the objectives we should solve by 2015,” Tozik said. “Today, the country has the necessary potential for it.”
“There still remains a realistic and solvable task to join 50 countries with highest index of human potential and to join 30 countries with best business conditions.”
He noted that one of the government’s major tasks is not to let real revenues of the nation decline.
“The task of keeping the level of private revenues is most complicated to solve,” he continued. “While it is easier in the industry, it is especially complicated in the budget sector, and mostly it means daily manual management.”
Though over January-August the real revenues of the nation grew by 7.4 percent, realistically various categories of people have very different life conditions, he said. In September, nominal average wages in Belarus made 2.26 million roubles /260 dollars/, which is by 73 percent more against September of the previous year.
“We shall be able to make many decisions regarding wages, students’ allowances and regarding pensions, when the government sees clearly the trend of the national currency,” Anatoly Tozik said.