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Belarus to extend toll road network on 1 December
On 1 December 2019, a new section will be added to the toll road network in Belarus as the government implements a long-term program to extend the network of toll roads, BelTA learned from the website of the BelToll electronic toll collection system in Belarus, BelTA has learned. "The new stage of the effort to extend the toll road network implies incorporating an additional 62km of the M6/E 28 Highway Minsk-Grodno-border with the Republic of Poland (Bruzgi) (from 134th to 196th km),"...
New focus in UNSDCF for Belarus for 2021-2025
In the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Belarus for 2021-2025 the focus will be placed on cooperation instead of support, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki said in an interview to the Nedelya TV show aired on the STV on 27 October, BelTA has learned. "The Sustainable Development Goals will be the basis for our cooperation. What will differentiate the new program is the emphasis on cooperation instead of support, which...
Belarusian State University team victorious at IT Planet competition
A team of students of the Belarusian State University has won various awards during the 12th international information technology competition IT Planet 2018/2019. The team has been named Belarus' best, the university's press service told BelTA. Thanks to good scores at all stages of the competition the BSU team has been named Belarus' champion among 25 Belarusian teams. Similar titles were bestowed upon participants from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. Yevgeny Bondarenko, a...
Belavia announces flash sale flights to all destinations
The Belavia national air carrier has offered flight deals to all its destinations, BelTA learned from the company. The sale kicked off on the company's website www.belavia.by at 8.30 on 16 October and will be over at 8.30 on 17 October. The flights will start from €20 plus taxes and charges for return tickets and €15 plus taxes and charges for one-way tickets. The travel period is from 1 November to 10 December 2019 and from 15 January to 29 February 2020. Those who purchase...
Registration of candidates to Council of Republic starts in Belarus
Registration of candidates to the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation will be running in Belarus from 9 to 13 October, BelTA has learned. Candidates to the upper chamber of the parliament were nominated by the presidiums of base-level local councils of deputies and the corresponding executive committees in all the Belarusian oblasts, and by the presidium of the Minsk City Council and the Minsk City Hall in the Belarusian capital. Voting on the...
Nomination of candidates to Belarus' House of Representatives almost over
The nomination of candidates to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the seventh convocation will be over on 7 October, BelTA has learned. Eligible voters who are 21 years old by election day, have no criminal record and have permanent residence in Belarus may stand for election. A candidate may be nominated through the collection of signatures, by a political party or a labor collective. The legislation provides for any combination of these means. As of 4...
Population census kicks off in Belarus on 4 October
A population census started in Belarus on 4 October. People can fill out a questionnaire at census stations; data will also be collected during face-to-face interviews at people's homes. A novel feature of the census this year is a possibility to respond online, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee. The website of the National Statistics Committee provides detailed information on all the census options. Internet users might find it most convenient to fill in a...
Our Children charity campaign due in Belarus on 9 December-10 January
In line with Council of Ministers' Resolution No.652 as of 24 September 2019, Our Children charity campaign will be held in Belarus from 9 December 2019 to 10 January 2020, BelTA learned from the National Legal Internet Portal. During the campaign, heads of government agencies, including local executive officials, will visit orphanages and foster homes, families who raise children with disabilities, rehabilitation centers and facilities for children with special needs, as well as...
More new homes to get electric heating in Belarus
In the next few years Belarus is expected to experience an upsurge in the construction of new homes with electric heating, BelTA learned from Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Kukharev during the opening ceremony of the international civil engineering expo Budpragres on 24 September. According to Vladimir Kukharev, the Architecture and Construction Ministry has done a lot of work to implement electric heating solutions into designs of residential houses. Work is in progress with the Energy...
Salaries of medical workers to rise by 20% in Belarus in 2020
There are plans to increase salaries of healthcare workers by 20% in 2020, Health Minister Vladimir Karanik told the ONT channel, BelTA has learned. The minister informed that the president set a task to double the salaries of healthcare professionals by 2025. "Payment mechanisms are changing. This pertains to the instruments of payment. The base payment will grow substantially, however the number of bonuses will drop to 13. This way we will be able to raise salaries quickly and for...
New bridge over Sozh River in Gomel District open to traffic
A new bridge over the Sozh River in Gomel District was opened to traffic on 31 October. The bridge is part of the M8/E95 motorway that connects Yezerishche at the Belarusian-Russian border and the border checkpoint Novaya Guta at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border via Vitebsk and Gomel, BelTA has learned. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas, Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei, Aide to the President, Inspector for Gomel Oblast Yuri Shuleiko, and Transport and Communications Minister...
Gomel to host international conference on World War II
The military transport department of the Belarusian State University of Transport, based in Gomel, will host the international historical conference "World War II 1939-1945. View of Contemporaries" on 24-25 October, BelTA has learned. The conference will focus on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The forum will bring together representatives of institutions of higher learning, vocational and general secondary education of Belarus and Russia, government bodies,...
Belarus' programmer claims sixth title at Google Code Jam
Gomel-born post-graduate student of the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Gennady Korotkevich has won the Code Jam World Finals, Google's global coding competition, in San Francisco, BelTA learned from the website of the university. It was his sixth championship title at this prestigious event. According to the university, no one has ever managed to beat this record. Code Jam has been held since 2003. Every year it calls on...
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