Construction of battery plant near Brest to continue

The owners of the battery plant near Brest will be able to continue the construction of hazardous production. The previous ban in the form of an order of the chairman of the Brest Regional Executive Committee regarding the construction of the plant has expired, reports

The head of the Brest regional executive committee, Anatol Lis, has decided to cancel his previous resolution banning the construction of a battery plant near Brest. After that, the Accumulator Alliance company, owned by Syarhei Kahanovich and Dzmitry Baskau, will be able to continue commissioning and construction work.

Syarhei Kahanovich is fond of hockey, takes part in competitions with the participation of Lukashenka’s team. Baskau, until recently, was the general director of the hockey club “Dynamo-Minsk”.

A month ago, the Accumulator Alliance appealed to the leadership of the regional executive committee with a request to cancel the ban on construction. According to the company, the battery plant has received all the necessary permits.

The mass protests of Brest residents became a significant obstacle to the construction of the plant. The townspeople are convinced that production is unhealthy. As a result, Lukashenka met with the protesters even before the presidential elections. He promised that a local referendum would decide the fate of the plant. But on September 21, the officials of the regional executive committee informed the activists that the topic of the referendum “did not find further development on the part of the initiative group”.