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Belarus' agricultural output up 4.1% in 2017

MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) Belarusian agricultural enterprises of all types (state-run agricultural enterprises, private farming enterprises, and personal subsidiary economies) turned out Br18.2 billion worth of agricultural products in 2017, up 4.1% from 2016 in comparable prices, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

The top contributor is Minsk Oblast (23.8% of the country's agricultural output).


Two garment factories to open in Mogilev Oblast in Q1 2018

MOGILEV, 4 January (BelTA) The Belarusian branch Sharm Premyer of the Russian Smolensk-based knitted-goods factory Sharm will open garment factories in Krichev and Bobruisk in Q1 2018. The two factories will focus on making the Russian youth apparel lineup Tvoe, BelTA learned from the Belarusian companys Director Tatiana Andrushchishina.

The enterprise in Krichev will use spare premises of the Krichev rubber goods factory of the Belarusian tire maker Belshina.


Over 5,800 polling stations set up for 2018 local elections in Belarus

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) A total of 5,869 polling stations have been set up for the elections to the local councils of deputies in Belarus in 2018. Such information has been posted on the website of the Belarusian Central Election Commission, BelTA has learned.

In particular, 1,022 polling stations have been set up in Gomel Oblast, 991 in Minsk Oblast, 923 in Brest Oblast, 798 in Vitebsk Oblast, 749 in Mogilev Oblast, 711 in the city of Minsk and 675 in Grodno Oblast.


Two Belarusian companies authorized to supply beef to China

MINSK, 13 December (BelTA) Belarus has become the first country in the CIS and 13th in the world that have been authorized to supply beef to the Chinese market, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China.

Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats met with the head of the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Zhi Shuping in Beijing on 12 December.


Opinion: Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance promotes business initiative

MOGILEV, 5 December (BelTA) The Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance promotes business initiative, Director General of the Mogilevliftmash company, member of the Council of the Republic of Belarus National Assembly Boris Kovalevsky told BelTA.

In his words, the document will encourage people to start their own business and help them understand that they make a remarkable contribution to the countrys social and economic development.


Belarusian MTZ ships first compact tractors to Colombia

MOGILEV, 28 November (BelTA) The first few compact tractors Belarus 321 made by OAO Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA, a division of the Belarusian industrial group MTZ) were shipped to Colombia in November, representatives of the company told BelTA.

In line with the contract with the Colombian company MTZ INGENIERIA SAS two Belarus 321 tractors went to South America. The tractors were chosen as the best fit for Colombian farmers.


Belarusian furniture manufacturers to take part in Mebel 2017 expo in Moscow

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) - Companies affiliated with Bellesbumprom Concern will present the Belarusian furniture industry at Mebel 2017, the largest annual furniture show and the main industry event in Russia and Eastern Europe, BelTA learned from the press service of Bellesbumprom Concern.

These will be Belarus major manufacturers and exporters: Pinskdrev Holding Company, Molodechnomebel, Bobruiskmebel, ZOV-Lenevromebel, Gomel Furniture Factory Progress, Gomeldrev and Rechitsadrev.


Belarus wins 15 medals at European Spochan Championship in Italy

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) The Belarusian spochan team won 15 medals at the 10th European Spochan Championship in Rome, Italy, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation Andrei Kalistov.

Dmitry Vasilchuk from Belarus Vitebsk topped the individual standings. Seven silver medals were brought to Belarus by Maksim Rishko (Vitebsk), Vladimir Sholokhov (Brest), Maria Tatarinova (two medals), Milana Stegantseva, Sofia Dubchinskaya (all Vitebsk)

The Belarusian womens team finished second in the team competitions, falling to Italy in the final.

Belarus Bobruisk twins with Italys Iglesias

MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) Belarus Bobruisk has twinned with Italys Iglesias, BelTA learned from Belarus Honorary Consulate in Cagliari, Italy.

The official signing of the agreement on twinning relations took place in Iglesias City Hall during the visit of the Bobruisk City Hall delegation to the city. Iglesias Mayor Emilio Gariazzo and Bobruisk Major Alexander Studnev signed the document in the Medieval Hall of the Municipal Council.


UN pleased with progress in refugee employment in Belarus

MOGILEV, 18 October (BelTA) Cooperation for the sake of employing refugees is vigorously developed in Belarus, BelTA learned from Jean-Yves Bouchardy, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus. Jean-Yves Bouchardy took part in a roundtable session on the employment of refugees in Mogilev.

About 30 refugees are in need of employment in Belarus every year.

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