Belarus GDP energy intensity 2.5% down in 2019
The energy intensity of Belarus' GDP dropped by 2.5% in 2019, representatives of the Energy Effectiveness Department of the State Standardization Committee of Belarus told BelTA. The Energy Saving government program set out to reduce the GDP energy intensity by 1.3% in 2019. According to the National Statistics Committee, the figure dropped by 2.5% instead. Belarus' GDP energy intensity improved in comparison with Canada's and approached the GDP energy intensity Finland boasts. As for...
Belarus latest population census figures released
Belarus' population makes up slightly more than 9.4 million people. This was one of the figures from the latest population census cited by Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Inna Medvedeva on 20 February, BelTA has learned. As of 1 October 2019 Belarus' population totaled 9,454,790 people according to current records. However, the population totaled 9,413,446 people according to the census. Corrections of the population numbers thanks to the census indicated an...
Production of gauze face masks launched in Belarus' Bobruisk
The Slavyanka clothing manufacturer based in Bobruisk launched production of gauze face masks, Slavyanka Director Teimuraz Bochorishvili told BelTA. "In view of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, we have started to make four-layer gauze face masks to provide Belarusians with personal protective equipment and prevent panic," Teimuraz Bochorishvili said. "This year we have added another protective layer to block even more small particles. So far, we have produced around 62,000 face masks...
EU to help set up smart manufacturing demo centers in Belarus
Smart manufacturing demonstration centers will be set up in Belarus with assistance from the European Union. This matter was discussed at the meeting of Belarus' Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar with Berend de Groot, Head of the EU Cooperation Program for the Republic of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Economy Ministry. "The participants of the meeting discussed joint efforts in promoting innovations in entrepreneurship, in particular, a possibility to set up...
Belarus president commends 13 Belarusians
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a resolution to issue commendations for 13 Belarusians from various walks of life, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state. Commendations for exemplary service and a considerable personal contribution to boosting Belarus’ defense capacity were awarded to Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces, Major General Vadim Denisenko and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed...
Belarus reduces refugee quotas
The Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry has determined quotas for registering applications for refugee status in various regions in 2020, BelTA has learned. The document specifies where applications for refugee status, additional protection, or shelter can be filed in Belarus. A total of 700 applications will be accepted this year. Applications from 120 people can be approved in Brest Oblast, 150 in Vitebsk Oblast, 150 in Gomel Oblast, 90 in Grodno Oblast, 110 in Minsk Oblast, and...
New church consecrated in Mogilev District
The Church in honor of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist located at the Buinichi Field Memorial Complex was consecrated on 22 December, the press office of the Mogilev Eparchy told BelTA. “The Buinichi Field is one of the most remarkable spots in Mogilev District. It attracts a great number of tourists every year. We needed a church here so that people could pray for the souls of those who defended Mogilev. Moreover, the construction of the church has become an important...
VMG Industry in FEZ Mogilev to build boiler to burn wood chips, allay environmental fears
The VMG Industry enterprise in the free economic zone Mogilev intends to build a boiler house that burns wood chips, BelTA learned from IOOO VMG Industry Director Kirill Vyborny. According to the source, the VMG Industry enterprise is a vertically integrated woodworking complex where wood goes all the way from a log to a finished product. The enterprise needs a boiler house in order to get rid of the byproducts the future expansion of the enterprise will generate. “We will be able to...
Kazakhstan’s Shymkent takes over as CIS Capital of Culture
Brest passed the title of the CIS Capital of Culture over to Kazakhstan’s Shymkent in a ceremony on 9 December, BelTA learned. The event took place at the Brest Academic Drama Theater. “The interstate program ‘The CIS Capital of Culture’ is certainly a key cultural project for the CIS states. It is an honor and great responsibility to earn such a status. Belarus is proud that three Belarusian cities - Gomel, Mogilev and Brest - have been the CIS Capital of Culture since this...
Belarus sees great potential in cooperation with EU
Belarus sees great potential in cooperation with the European Union, Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said at the opening of the 17th Minsk Forum highlighting Belarus' place in Europe, opportunities for foreign policy, economy, civil society, and culture. The forum is taking place in the Belarusian capital on 4-6 December, BelTA has learned. “Our foreign policy, our diplomacy are multi-pronged. We do not try to play on contradictions. We try to smooth...
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