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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...
International visitation to Belarus up 62% on the back of visa waiver
The number of foreigners taking advantage of Belarus visa waiver program in January-July 2019 amounted to about 174,000, up 62% over the same period a year before, Deputy Director of the Tourism Department at the Sports and Tourism Ministry Vitaly Gritsevich told BelTA. "For the seven months this year about 174,000 travelers came to Belarus via Minsk National Airport and the visa-free zones around Brest and Grodno. This is 62% higher than in the seven months of 2018," Vitaly Gritsevich...
New projects added to Belarus' innovative development program
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed Decree No. 301 "On innovative projects", BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state. The document approves amendments and addenda to Belarus' innovative development program for the period of 2016-2020. The decree amends the list of projects that are critical for the country's innovative development. The list features 21 new projects. The number of measures to expand the country's innovative infrastructure is...
Belarus-Uzbekistan Forum of Regions kicks off in Minsk
The First Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan is kicking off in Minsk with themed panel discussions, BelTA has learned. The forum will feature events on industrial cooperation, the agro-industrial complex and also interaction in the humanitarian, information and communication, and scientific fields. The plenary session scheduled for 30 July will focus on regional cooperation as the key factor for the development of interstate relations. It is expected that the forum will result in...
Belarus makes gains in Global Innovation Index 2019
Belarus ranked 72nd in the Global Innovation Index 2019, showing a strong improvement in comparison with the previous year (86th), BelTA learned from the Twitter account of Belarus' permanent mission to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva. The new edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) "Creating Healthy Lives — The Future of Medical Innovation" was presented in New Delhi, India on 24 July. GII, ranking the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies...
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...
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...
Gomel Oblast to sign three agreements with Uzbekistan at Forum of Regions
Gomel Oblast plans to sign three agreements on regional cooperation with Uzbekistan regions at the 1st Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan which will be held in Minsk on 29-30 July, the head of the foreign trade department of the economy committee at the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Alevtina Saranchuk told the media as Gomel Oblast is hosting a delegation of Xorazm Region of Uzbekistan, BelTA has learned. Gomel Oblast is set to develop cooperation in various areas with the...
Lukashenko suggests building more housing for large families in small towns
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested building more housing for large families in small towns and agro-towns as he visited the manufacturing workshop Novoselki of the poultry farm at the Belorusneft-Osobino company on 25 July, BelTA has learned. Acting Gomel Oblast Governor, First Vice Governor Gennady Solovei briefed the president that 2,000 large families will be provided with new homes in 2019. The total number of large families in Gomel Oblast is about 5,700-5,800. "We will...
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...
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