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21 November 2019
GOMEL, 21 November (BelTA) – Three hospitals of Gomel Oblast have received grants worth a total of $217,000 to buy medical equipment under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program. Gomel Oblast Children's Teaching Hospital hosted a handover ceremony of medical equipment on 21 November, BelTA has learned. The hospital used the $80,400 grant to buy a system for videoimage endoscopy for its endoscopy unit. The Japanese Grassroots program has been running...
30 October 2019
MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) – Mozyr Oil Refinery is going through the largest and lengthiest overhaul in the company's history, BelTA has learned. According to Mozyr Oil Refinery's Facebook page, the volume and the extent of the current repairs exceed those of any of the previous repair campaigns by far. More than half of the work has already been done. More than 1,000 specialists from 17 construction and repair companies of Belarus, Russia, and Germany are working at various facilities in...
22 October 2019
GOMEL, 22 October (BelTA) – A memorandum of intent to establish twinning links between Belarus' Gomel and China's Handan (Hebei Province) was signed at the meeting of Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei with a Chinese delegation on 22 October, BelTA has learned. The document was signed by Gomel Mayor Piotr Kirichenko and Handan Deputy Mayor Wu Jinliang. Gennady Solovei expressed confidence that the memorandum will facilitate mutually beneficial cooperation across multiple areas. All in...
15 October 2019
GOMEL, 15 October (BelTA) – Twelve athletes from Gomel Oblast have already qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This information was announced during the celebration of local athletes who clinched medals at the 2nd European Games and their coaches on 15 October, BelTA has learned. Taking part in the ceremony was Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei. He expressed confidence that the key to success lies with good sports infrastructure and facilities coupled with athletes' talent...
9 October 2019
MINSK, (BelTA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will participate in a project, which envisages the installation of a stationary x-ray vehicle scanner in the Belarusian-Ukrainian border checkpoint Novaya Guta, representatives of the State Customs Committee told BelTA. The IOM is also expected to participate in a project, which provides for developing a mobile app to assist travelers with crossing the state border. The State Customs Committee of Belarus is the leading...
2 October 2019
MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian companies in charge of operating the oil pipeline system Druzhba – OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba and OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba – have been merged into one company as of 1 October, BelTA learned from representatives of OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The decision to merge the two companies was made at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders. OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba will operate as part of the Gomel-based company as the oil...
25 September 2019
Participants of the competition Nazar and Yelisei Yarmolchik A regional round of the national agricultural project the Lord of the Village was held in the city of Rechitsa on 21 September. Ten young families competed for the title of the Best Family in the District. The competition reflected the Belarusian national character. It was organized by the Gomel Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union and the Main Department for Ideology, Culture, and Youth Affairs of the Gomel...
3 September 2019
GOMEL, 3 September (BelTA) – American specialists intend to help Belarusian oil industry workers with reaching unconventional oil reservoirs. The idea was discussed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the petroleum consulting company Miller&Lents Robert Oberst visited Gomel, the press service of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft told BelTA. Possible cooperation may focus on hard-to-recover reserves such as reservoirs with extremely low permeability. American expertise can...