On August 1, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the Chairman of the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus, Gennady Davydko, to receive his report.
Gennady Davydko informed the President on the ongoing reforms at the Company and today's goals and objectives of national television and radio. "Even if the level of television is high, there is still a need for continuous improvement and moving forward," according to the President.
The President and the Chairman of the TV and Radio Company discussed the financing of the Company and the issue of personnel, among other things. There is a need for a frugal and prudent approach to spending and to the personnel working for the Company, said the Head of State. The Company should seek to rely increasingly on its own financial resources, seek ways to earn more by itself and rely less on the government for financing. And the money earned should be channeled into what is considered to be conducive to further development and improvement of the Company.
Alexander Lukashenko has given orders to the Chairman of the Company concerning the development of international broadcasting, Internet broadcasting and how to make the running of the Company as a whole more optimized.
In addition, taking into consideration Gennay Davydko's extensive record of accomplishment and his experience gained while working at the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre, the President and the Chairman of the TV and Radio Company discussed the progress in the ongoing refurbishment and renovation of the Yanka Kupala theatre. The Head of State stressed the importance of thrift in this project, making sure the money is spent economically, without being channeled into any unnecessary frills.