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Investor from Congo to launch match stick production in Vitebsk Oblast
A new company, Belmatch, has been registered in Belarus to start the production of match sticks. The project of a foreign investor is supported by the National Agency of Investment and Privatization (NAIP), BelTA learned from the NAIP. The NAIP started cooperating with SOCALCO SARL (Congo), which makes part of DEWJI International Group headquartered in the UAE, in August 2019. Then the investor showed an interest in the project. The NAIP helped organize visits of the potential investor to...
Vitebsk Oblast rescue workers to implement emergency prevention projects with Lithuania, Latvia
The Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry will implement two international transboundary projects in 2020-2021, BelTA has learned. The projects will be implemented as part of a trilateral program involving Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. One of the projects is designed to improve transboundary cooperation in preventing floods, in dealing with floods, and in reducing environmental pollution. The other one is designed to improve the readiness to respond to natural...
Belarus welcomes first newborns of 2020
The population of Belarus grew on the first day of 2020. A girl was the first baby born at the Vitebsk Oblast Maternity Hospital, coming in to the world at 00.00.01 on 1 January. The baby girl weighing 2,850kg (49cm long) is the first child for Anastasia Moroz. A total of six babies were born on the New Year's night in Vitebsk Oblast. Another girl, weighing 3,390kg and measuring 51cm, was born at 00.01 at the Volkovysk Central District Hospital. A total of 12 babies were born in Grodno...
EBRD might finance bridge renovation projects in Belarus
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) might earmark funds to renovate bridges in Belarusian regions, Head of the EBRD Office in Belarus Alexander Pivovarsky told the STV TV channel, BelTA has learned. Speaking about the infrastructure projects implemented in Belarus with the help of the EBRD, he noted that some projects are similar to each other: "We have now an entire package of these projects and some of them are similar to each other. For example, we will finance...
Migrants, refugees invited to take Russian language fluency tests in Minsk
A center to allow migrants and refugees to test how well they speak Russian as a foreign language was opened in the National Institute for Higher Education in Minsk on 4 December, representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told BelTA. UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus Jean-Yves Bouchardy noted the initiative is designed to encourage migrants and refugees to learn how to speak Russian. The tests will not be mandatory. "We...
International Festival of Modern Choreography kicks off in Vitebsk
The 32nd International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) will open at the Vitebsk Concert Hall on 18 November and will run through 23 November, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Concert Hall. The IFMC 2019 in Vitebsk will bring together artists from Belarus, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and Ukraine. The program of the festival will also include lectures, theoretical master classes, seminars, and roundtables. The Vitebsk Concert Hall will host exhibitions. The festival will...
Budget appropriations on healthcare development to go up 14.7% in Belarus in 2020
Budget appropriations on healthcare development will increase greatly in 2020, BelTA learned from Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko on 4 November. The MP took part in the inauguration of the reconstructed administration and amenities building of the Dokshitsy District Central Hospital. The MP said: "We are now considering the next year's budget. It provides for increasing appropriations for healthcare development by 14.7%....
Vitebsk Oblast, Shandong Province sign friendship and cooperation agreement
Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast and Shandong Province of China have signed an agreement on friendship and comprehensive cooperation, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk regional administration. The document was signed during the Shandong Province Twin Regions Forum in Jinan City on 15-17 October. The forum defined cooperation priorities: regular business visits at all levels, cooperation in trade and investment, industry, and transport logistics, establishing joint companies in petrochemicals, water...
CIS observers satisfied with election monitoring conditions in Belarus
Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections, the CIS observers said after monitoring several stages of the election campaign in Belarus, BelTA learned from the headquarters of the mission. "The CIS observers noted that Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections. Heads and members of district election commissions are open to communication, and provide the necessary information about the stages of the election campaign....
Belarus to develop operating principles of social entrepreneurship fund by 2020
Operating principles of the social entrepreneurship support fund will be developed in Belarus by the end of 2019 as part of the project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus", Natalia Adamchik, UNDP Local Initiative Contest Coordinator told BelTA in Vitebsk on 5 September during a seminar for participants of the local initiative contest that was called to select the best ideas aimed at supporting infrastructure of SMEs and entrepreneurship. The...
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