Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Makei: We plan to revive areas contaminated by Chernobyl disaster

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Belarus is planning or revive the territories contaminated after the Chernobyl disaster, Minister for Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makei claimed at the conference Thirty years after Chernobyl. From an Emergency to a Revival and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Affected Territories in Minsk.

“You can cry and complain or you can try to change the situation,” BelaPAN quotes Makei. “You can organize humanitarian aid for the victims and you can also try to revive the land, to make it usable for agriculture. The development of these areas is our main task.”

"Representatives of ecological organizations criticize the idea sometimes. Believe me, the Belarusian government and the President think about providing strict radioactivity control of products including the food grown in the territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster,” the Foreign Minister stressed.

The revival of the contaminated territories and their steady development is a noble goal, Makei said.