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Belarus harvests one million tonnes of grain
Belarusian agrarians have cropped the first million tonnes of grain, Agriculture and Food Minister Anatoly Khotko said on 21 July at a ceremony to honor Gomel Oblast's first crews that harvested 1,000 tonnes of grain, BelTA has learned. The minister noted that as of 21 July, Belarus had harvested over one million tonnes of grain crops. "All regions have embarked on harvesting already. The southern areas, including Brest Oblast, have cleared over 30% of area under crops. Gomel Oblast is...
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions opens in St. Petersburg
The 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia opens in St. Petersburg on 16 July. The official delegation of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus comprises 250 people, BelTA has learned. The main activities of the Forum of Regions are scheduled for 17 July. The panel discussions will address the issues of the common educational, cultural and informational space, humanitarian projects, cooperation of regions and other issues. The session of experts will...
Turchin: Belarus seeks to keep agricultural subsidies after WTO entry
Belarus plans to keep the current volume of agriculture industry support as it joins the World Trade Organization, Belarus' First Vice Prime Minister Aleksandr Turchin said in the interview with the ONT TV channel on 14 July, BelTA has learned. "I am sure we will be able to uphold the positions regarding the current volume of agricultural subsidies in the country, or maybe even higher volumes. We have some reserves where we can make concessions but we see the red lines that we cannot...
European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union
European youth is interested in cooperation with the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union, coordinator of international youth cooperation at the Central Committee of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union Pavel Groshevik told BelTA. These days the BRSM delegation is taking part the European Youth Forum Enter! Youth Week organized by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France). "We told the participants of the forum about the state youth policy in our country and the activities...
Belarus expects to earn $2m on breeding cattle export
Belarus expects that the export of breeding stock will reach $2 million by the end of the year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel on 7 July, BelTA has learned. Igor Brylo noted that Belarusian cattle is commercially successful outside the country. Major sales markets are Russia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. The volume of exports has already reached approximately $500,000 since the beginning of the year. "We are planning...
Flower ceremonies at war memorials across Belarus ahead of Independence Day
In the run-up to Belarus' Independence Day, members of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union will lay flowers to the monuments, obelisks and war cemeteries across the country, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union Dmitry Voronyuk told BelTA. According to him, the BRSM Youth Union has enthusiastically supported the initiative of Belarusian pioneers to lay flowers at the memorials of military glory. "We liked this impulse to commemorate and thank the...
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina might cooperate in IT
Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina are considering a possibility to exchange best practices in information technology, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik told the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. "Aleksandr Lukashenko is a great leader, a person that is associated with stability and security. We exchanged views on the current developments and the way we can build our relations. In particular, we discussed a possibility to set up a team that will be...
Belarus wants new types of technical regulations in construction
On 5 June Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 217 to introduce new types of technical regulations – building regulations and rules, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The new documents will be developed with a view to creating a progressive system of technical regulations and enabling a transition to flexible and optimized design rules that allow for modern technologies, solutions and materials. In line with the decree, the building...
Efficient government scheme to support talented youth in Belarus
Belarus has developed an efficient government scheme to support talented youth, Belarus' Vice Premier Igor Petrishenko said at a solemn ceremony to celebrate laureates and grant holders of the special funds of the Belarusian president, BelTA has learned. "One philosopher said that talent is a spring that brings all the new and pure things to God. However, this spring dries up if it is not used properly. Our independent state needs talented and gifted young people. Belarus does everything...
About 3,000 seats for fans with disabilities at 2nd European Games in Minsk
MINSK(BelTA) – Organizers of the 2nd European Games have earmarked about 3,000 seats at sports venues for people with special needs, Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) Deputy CEO Arkadzi Maleyeu told reporters on 29 May, BelTA has learned. On 29 May, the MEGOC staff and volunteers gathered for a seminar in Minsk to discuss assistance to fans, including people with disabilities. The volunteers and the MEGOC members were told how to help fans with disabilities and show...
Gomel Oblast, Samara Oblast sign agreement on cooperation at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
An agreement between the Gomel Oblast Council of Deputies and the Samara Regional Duma on cooperation and development of ties was signed at the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St Petersburg on 17 July, BelTA learned from head of the department of foreign economic ties of the economy committee of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Alevtina Saranchuk. The document was signed by Chairperson of the Gomel Oblast Council of Deputies Ekaterina Zenkevich and Chairman of the...
Flame of Peace torch relay of 2nd European Games reaches Gomel
Over a thousand local residents and tourists welcomed participants of the Flame of Peace torch relay of the 2nd European Games near the Ice Arena in Gomel, BelTA has learned. A welcoming address was delivered by Gomel Mayor Piotr Kirichenko. He wished the torch relay of the 2nd European Games a nice journey along the streets of Gomel. The torch was lit by the mayor jointly with Chairman of the Belarusian Mountaineering Federation Aleksandr Godlevsky, Belarus' Honored Coach who...
Belarus study center opens in Nanjing University of Science and Technology
GOMEL(BelTA) – The Belarus study center opened at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology in China on 28 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Francisk Skorina Gomel State University. The agreement to set up the center was signed by rector of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University Sergei Khakhomov and rector of Nanjing University of Science and Technology Fu Mengyin during the visit of the Belarusian delegation to China. “Friendly partner relations between Belarus...
Gomel Economic Forum to present nearly 160 investment projects
GOMEL (BelTA) – Nearly 160 investment projects will be presented during the 16th Gomel Economic Forum, which is due on 24 May, the press service of the Gomel Oblast administration told BelTA. Gomel Oblast’s economic and investment potential will be presented during the forum. Investors will be offered projects in such spheres as woodworking industry, recycling of secondary material resources, food production, civil engineering and construction materials, chemical industry, power...
Social standards important for implementing ‘village of the future' concept in Belarus
GOMEL, 2 May (BelTA) – It is important to develop the social sphere in addition to the manufacturing sector in the course of implementing the “village of the future” concept. Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalya Kochanova pointed it out as she visited the agrotown of Michurinskaya in Gomel Oblast on 2 May, BelTA has learned. The agrotown is located in Gomel District close to the city of Gomel itself. It has the necessary infrastructure: a school, a community center, a...
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