Springtime sowing in full swing in Belarus
The sowing of early cereal and leguminous crops (except for maize, buckwheat and millet) has got into full swing in Belarus, with 46.9% of the allocated areas planted, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 3 April, some 406.500 hectares were planted with cereal and leguminous crops. The fieldwork in the southern regions had begun earlier. Gomel Oblast has already completed its early spring sowing campaign. Some 95.4% of areas have been sown in Brest Oblast, 61.3% in...
Belarus’ Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant almost triples antiseptics output in early 2020
Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant has almost tripled the output of antiseptics since the beginning of the year, having produced around 53,000 bottles, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Kazusenok, the deputy director for ideology, personnel, and general matters at Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant. “In the wake of the current epidemiological situation and high demand for medical products we have ramped up the output of antiseptics almost by three times, with 3,000 items produced daily. In 2019, the...
WHO verifies Belarus’ coronavirus test results
A reference laboratory of the World Health Organization has verified the results of laboratory tests for COVID-19 conducted in Belarus, Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Public Health Inspector of Belarus, has told a BelTA reporter. “We sent samples that tested positive and negative to one of the WHO reference laboratories located in Germany. We have received an official response that said that the test results of our laboratories absolutely match the verified results....
М.@rt.kontakt festival in Mogilev canceled over coronavirus
The international youth theater festival М.@rt.kontakt in Mogilev will not take place this year due to coronavirus fears, head of the cultural department of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Oleg Stelmashok told a press conference held on 10 March to discuss the epidemiological situation in the country, BelTA has learned. "The decision was made by the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee and the organizing committee of the festival due to the fact that coronavirus outbreaks had been...
Belarus plans to implement smart city concept in ten cities in 2020
Belarus plans to implement the smart city concept in ten cities, Elena Shorr, the deputy head of the department for state-run ICT projects and procurement at the Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry, said at the forum "Smart sustainable cities: from concept to implementation" on 3 March, BelTA has learned. "The government set the task to start targeted digitalization, because it is impossible to do it throughout the country at one stroke. We started with the pilot...
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...
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