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...
16 November 2017
MINSK(BelTA) – Belarus has confirmed its status as the regional leader in the development of information and communication technologies. The country has managed to keep its current position in the 2017 Global ICT Development Index of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), BelTA has learned.
The ITU has just released the annual Measuring Information Society report, which evaluates the development of information and communication technologies in the ITU member states....
26 October 2017
MINSK, 26 October (BelTA) – A delegation of Latvian business women will pay a visit to Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Union of
Women. The delegation will be led by Deputy Chairperson of the Latvian Confederation of Employers, Chairperson of the Board of the Association
of Latvian Private Investors, Head of the Latvian nongovernment organization Lidere Aiva Viksna. The visit will be running from 26 to 29
October. The Latvian guests are expected to meet with...
19 October 2017
MINSK(BelTA) – Belarus will start creating a pilot area for testing 5G cellular communication services within three years. The information was
released by Belarusian First Deputy Communications and Informatization Minister Dmitry Shedko during the plenary session of the 14th international forum on
information technologies in banking BankIT'2017 on 18 October, BelTA has learned. “We strongly hope we will get down to deploying a
fifth-generation cellular communication test area in...
12 October 2017
MINSK (BelTA) – A new potash mine in Belarus will be built by 2021, BelTA learned from the Belarusian PR agency AGT. Boreholes will be drilled and freezing operations will start at premises of the future Nezhinsky mining and processing factory in October. The potash mine is supposed to be ready by 2021. Mine shafts will be drilled using shaft boring roadheaders. Construction workers are about to finish drilling boreholes about 160m below the surface in order to begin freezing the...
4 October 2017
MINSK (BelTA) – The Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry intends to implement several transboundary projects with Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania, BelTA learned from Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak on the sidelines of the Belarusian Transport Week on 3 October. The official reminded about the recently implemented project to electrify parts of the railroad from the Belarusian city of Molodechno to the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. Now trains can...
27 September 2017
MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – China is ready to continue maintaining momentum in cooperation with Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said at a function held on 26 September to mark the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China, BelTA has learned.
The head of the diplomatic mission believes that China and Belarus are really close friends and sincere partners, who are ready to help each other. According to...
21 September 2017
MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – The cellular communication technology LTE will be deployed in all the district capitals of Belarus by the end of the year, BelTA learned from Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov on 21 September. At present LTE is available to 60% of the Belarus population. “By the end of the year we will extend the coverage to virtually all the district capitals,” noted the official. Sergei Popkov said that the development of the...
24 August 2017
All conditions are in place to introduce the compulsory upper secondary education in Belarus, Education Minister Igor Karpenko said at the plenary session of the Nationwide Conference on Teaching on 24 August, BelTA has learned.
The minister stressed that “the country has created all necessary conditions to switch to the compulsory upper secondary education.” “The country needs educated, highly-qualified specialists. The Education Code provides a necessary legislative corridor for...
18 July 2017
MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian organizations and self-employed businessmen shipped 209.4 million tonnes of cargo in H1 2017, up 2.3% from the same period of last year, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.
Freight turnover climbed by 4.9% from H1 2016 to total 64.8 billion tonne-kilometers.
The Belarusian carriers transported 984 million passengers, 94.9% as against the same period a year earlier. Passenger traffic amounted to 11.8 billion...