The Ministry of Housing and Communal Services of Belarus promises not to raise the index of coverage of the population in utility costs.
During a press conference in Minsk, head of Public Utilities and Energy Ministry said Anatoly Shagun said that This year, citizens will have to pay only about 25% of the cost, the rest will take on the burden of the state.
Meanwhile, February 1, tariffs were increased not only for housing and communal services, but for electricity and gas. The official said that the tariff increase was only for maintenance (just over 4%) and cold water — here, however, as much as 21%. But these costs, except for the population, and take on local budgets.
Regarding the new pay increases for public utilities against the rise in price of energy in the ministry forecasts do not.