The funds for creating new jobs should preferably be channelled to small towns, Mogilev Region Governor Boris Batura told a Thursday conference, where they tabled 2007 employment targets in Mogilev Region.
In his words, the money should go to assist small business development in districts with the higher-than-average unemployment figures: Krasnopolie, Kostiukovichi and Khotimsk.
The governor believes that would ease social tension and relieve the burden of unemployment.
The governor has ordered agencies concerned to analyse unemployment relief expenditures and redirect funds from Mogilev and Bobruisk to the district centres.
The governor has also arranged for professional training centres to be established in the problem districts.
As reported by Employment and Welfare Committee Vice Chief Nikolai Metelitsa, in 2007 they are planning to create over 17 thousand new jobs in Mogilev Region, including 4 thousand one in small towns.