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25 March 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus' Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection calls to join the Earth Hour-2020 and switch off the lights on buildings on 28 March for an hour from 20.30 to 21.30, Tatiana Kononchuk, the head of the central office for environmental policy, international cooperation, and science at the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, told the media in Minsk on 24 March, BelTA has learned. “The Ministry of Natural Resources and...
18 March 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – The Belarusian manufacturer of agricultural machines Gomselmash starts shipping 20 grain harvesters KZS-812 to Zimbabwe, BelTA has learned from the press service of Gomselmash. According to the deputy director of the sales and maintenance center Evgeny Mezhenny, the machines will be sent in several shipments within two weeks. Five harvesters will be shipped on 17 March. Another five will be dispatched at the end of the week and the remaining ten - next week. Two ports will...
13 March 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a decree on encouraging the use of electric vehicles, the press service of the head of state told BelTA. The decree stipulates measures to fuel demand for electric vehicles and encourage the creation of the necessary vehicle charging infrastructure and aftersales service infrastructure in the country. In particular, owners of electric vehicles will not have to pay the public roads usage tax. Natural persons will be exempt...
5 March 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – The National Agency of Investment and Privatization (NAIP) of Belarus has become a member of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the agency's representatives told BelTA. The WAIPA membership will allow the NAIP to increase trust of foreign companies, improve the country's investment climate, and will give access to WAIPA's publications and researches, which can be used as guidelines for attracting foreign investors. WAIPA was established under...
26 February 2020
MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) – The IBU Open European Championships will kick off in the Raubichi Olympic Center near Minsk on 26 February, BelTA has learned. The solemn opening ceremony is scheduled for 11:00. The championships will begin at 13:00 with the Men Super Sprint Qualification. Belarus will be represented by Viktar Kryuko, Raman Yaliotnau, Anton Smolski, Mikita Labastau, Sergei Bocharnikov, and Maksim Varabei. The women's event will feature Belarusian biathletes Iryna Kryuko, Hanna...
20 February 2020
MINSK(BelTA) – The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry is working on a national action plan on preservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in 2021-2025, the ministry's press service told BelTA. The ministry's Biological and Landscape Diversity Office is working on the draft action plan. The document is being worked out taking into account the Biological Diversity Convention and other international environmental protection agreements. The document is meant...
5 February 2020
MINSK, (BelTA) – The organizers of the 2nd European Games have received a special prize AIPS Europe at the 83rd AIPS Congress which is underway in Budapest, Hungary on 3-6 February, BelTA learned from Chairwoman of the Belarusian Sports Media Association Anastasia Marinina. The award for the organizers of the 2019 European Games recognizes a high level of working conditions created for the press at the multi-sport event. The award will go to the museum of the National Olympic Committee....
29 January 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – The average carrying capacity of BelAZ haul trucks sold in 2019 has reached a record high of 123 tonnes, the press service of the Belarusian automobile engineering company BelAZ told BelTA. The average carrying capacity of sold dump trucks amounted to 123 tonnes, which is the highest annual figure on record in the entire history of the company, the press service said. The top sellers were haul trucks with the carrying capacity of 110-130 tonnes (27%), 220-240 tonnes (24%),...
22 January 2020
MINSK(BelTA) – Plans are in place to set up hi-tech parks in Baranovichi, Borisov, Bobruisk, Orsha and Molodechno, Chairman of Belarus' State Committee on Science and Technology Aleksandr Shumilin told a press conference in Minsk on 21 January, BelTA has learned. “Belarus is actively developing its innovative infrastructure. At the moment it boasts 16 hi-tech parks and nine technology transfer centers. Hi-tech parks have been set up in all the provincial centers of our country, and also...
15 January 2020
MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decree No.10 on preparing and hosting an ice hockey world championship on 10 January, the press service of the head of state told BelTA. The document was developed taking into account the experience of hosting the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 and the Match Europe vs USA. The decree provides for an integral approach to dealing with matters concerning preparations for the ice hockey world championship that Belarus and Latvia will...