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European Diploma for Protected Areas renewed for Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve in Belarus
The European Diploma for Protected Areas has been renewed for the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. The resolution was drafted following the annual meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas held in Strasbourg last week, BelTA learned from the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. The European Diploma of the highest category A was first awarded to the reserve on 11 September 1995 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It confirms that a...
Hope coronavirus will not affect Slavianski Bazaar schedule
Preparations for the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk are carried out in a routine mode, but the sale of tickets for the Eurovision Stars project has been temporarily suspended, director of the festival and the Vitebsk Culture Center Gleb Lapitsky said at a briefing, BelTA has learned. "The organizers are preparing the festival. None of our partners have any questions or doubts about this. We hope that the event will be held on time, without any delays and...
Student: I am proud to be a Belarusian
I am proud to be born and to live in Belarus, Anastasia Morozova, a participant of the nationwide campaign We Are Citizens of Belarus!, a student of Vitebsk Gymnasium No.2, told BelTA. On 10 March, Anastasia Morozova received her passport from the Belarusian head of state. “I had never even imagined that I would get the passport from the hands of the president. I had this unusual feeling, a mixture of anxiety and anticipation. I am a grown-up now and I understand that I must bear...
Netherlands seek to strengthen ties with Vitebsk Oblast
The Netherlands aim to enhance cooperation with Vitebsk Oblast in various fields, Dutch Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Erik-Jan van Oosterhout told journalists after he met with senior officials of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee, BelTA has learned. Erik-Jan van Oosterhout took office in January. The visit to Vitebsk was his first official visit. "We have a lot to discuss with Vitebsk Oblast. We will aim to advance cooperation with the region in economy and culture," Erik-Jan van...
Belarus wins two diplomas at international informatics competition Innopolis Open
Belarusian students have won two diplomas at the international competition in computer programming Innopolis Open. The final stage was hosted by five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Innopolis (Russia), Kremenchug (Ukraine), and Minsk, BelTA learned from the press service of Belarusian State University (BSU). Andrei Mishchenko, a student of the Mozyr Club of Young Firefighters was awarded a first-degree diploma. Student of the BSU Lyceum Sergei Protsky took a second-degree diploma....
Straw weaving to be added to Belarus' list of historical and cultural heritage
Belarusian straw weaving techniques will get the status of historical and cultural heritage of Belarus. The appropriate decision was taken at the session of the Belarusian national scientific methodological council on protection of historical and cultural heritage on 12 February, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Culture Ministry. The council discussed proposals to include four types of folk art in the national list of historical and cultural heritage. They include Belarusian straw weaving...
Armenians who liberated Belarus during WWII commemorated in Vitebsk
Armenian soldiers who died in battles for Belarus' liberation in the Great Patriotic War were commemorated in Vitebsk Oblast on 4 February. The commemorative event was attended by Armenian Ambassador to Belarus Armen Ghevondyan, BelTA has learned. The ceremony to hand over the soil from a military grave site took place in the village of Shapury. It is home to the largest military mass grave in Belarus where around 17,000 people are buried, including 84 Armenians. Armen Ghevondyan thanked...
Vitebsk Oblast announces contest for investment business projects
The economy committee of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee has announced a competition for investment business projects, BelTA learned from the oblast executive committee. State financial support can be provided to small business of Vitebsk Oblast and medium-sized business of Orsha District who implement investment and business projects in construction, acquisition of permanent structures (buildings), isolated premises or their reconstruction, purchase of equipment, transport...
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...
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