1 February 2018
MINSK(BelTA) – The amount of remittances sent to Belarus jumped by 15.5% in 2017 over the prior year, BelTA learned from the National Bank of Belarus.
In 2017, the Belarusian citizens received $373.67 million in remittances from abroad through international money transfer systems versus $323.37 million in 2016.
Meanwhile, $164.567 million was sent from Belarus abroad in 2017, up 8.7% from 2016 ($151.31 million).
The average amount of a money transfer to Belarus in 2017 was $330.12...
24 January 2018
MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – The recent results achieved by Belarusian athletes inspire optimism ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games, chief of the Belarusian mission to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang Alexander Baraulya told a press conference on 24 January, BelTA has learned.
“The athletes have now approached the final stage in their preparation for the games. A lot has been done, including with the support of Head of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko and the...
17 January 2018
MINSK DISTRICT(BelTA) – Plans have been made to set up traditional Chinese medicine centers in every oblast capital in Belarus, noted Alexander Sivakov,
a chief non-resident alternative health specialist of the Healthcare Ministry. Alexander Sivakov took part in the inauguration of such a center at the Minsk
Oblast Clinic Hospital in the agrotown of Lesnoi, Minsk District, BelTA has learned.
“Traditional Chinese medicine centers have already become
operational in Minsk, Grodno,...
10 January 2018
MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian State Technological University, the Mogilev State University of Food Technologies and the Vitebsk State Technological University signed an agreement to set up a joint educational, scientific and production technological cluster, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian State Technological University.
The main objective of setting up the cluster is to develop innovative approaches to technological education and ensuring the...
27 December 2017
MINSK (BelTA) – Work to extend the visa-free travel stay time for tourists, who enter the country via the Minsk National Airport, will continue, BelTA
learned from Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi on 26 December.
For now tourists from 80 countries can stay in
Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter via the Minsk National Airport. According to Mikhail Portnoi, ways to improve the existing
procedures and terms to bring more tourists...
20 December 2017
GOMEL(BelTA) – The turnout in the coming elections to the local councils of deputies will largely depend on the media activity, Chairperson of the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina told the media ahead of the seminar with heads and organizers of the local election campaign in Gomel, BelTA has learned.
According to Lidia Yermoshina, the role of the media is very important in elections of all levels. “The turnout depends on the media activity. Therefore, I...
13 December 2017
MINSK(BelTA) – The Belarusian Peace Fund will establish an annual award Peacemaker of the Year, Chairman of the Belarusian Peace Fund Maksim Misko noted
at the fund's sixth national conference on 12 December, BelTA informs.
“The annual national award Peacemaker of the Year will be bestowed as from 2018
in different nominations. The awards ceremonies will take place during the final sessions of the Belarusian Peace Fund. We plan to hold a contest for young
people together with...
6 December 2017
MINSK(BelTA) – The GDP growth is projected at least at 2% in 2017 and 3.5% in 2018, Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky told the media, BelTA
“Belarus will meet the 2017 economic targets including the GDP growth target,” he said. The industrial and agricultural output will
grow by the 2017 year-end. There has also been an uptrend in retail and wholesale trade. The performance of the construction industry will be slightly worse
29 November 2017
MINSK (BelTA) – There are plans to open a Turkish culture center in Minsk in March 2018, BelTA learned from Belarusian Culture Minister Yuri
In his words, the Turkish culture center will allow Belarusians to better get familiar with the culture and traditions of Turkey. The
project was discussed as the Belarusian culture minister met with a Turkish delegation on 28 November. The delegation had arrived in Minsk to participate in
Turkish Culture Days in Belarus. The...
23 November 2017
(BelTA) – A presentation of the new compact tractor Belarus-622.5 took place during the world's largest agricultural machines expo Agritechnica 2017,
which took place in Hannover, Germany on 12-18 November, the press service of the Belarusian Industry Ministry told BelTA.
The new tractor is
based on the Belarus-622 model made by Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA), a division of the Belarusian industrial group MTZ. The
Bobruisk-based enterprise has been making...