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Belarusian Belkommunmash to sell fast trams to Russian Volgograd

MOSCOW, 18 January (BelTA) The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash has won a tender to sell ten modern low-floor trams for fast tram lines to the Russian city of Volgograd, representatives of the embassy of Belarus in Russia told BelTA.

The contract with the Volgograd city administration will be signed soon. It will stipulate the schedule for delivering the trams to a large mass transit system operator in the Russian city.


Belarus economy expected to grow in 2018

MINSK, 4 January (BelTA) The Belarusian economy is expected to grow in 2018, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.

The economy should be growing. The GDP is expected to increase by 3.5% in 2018. In 2017, we expect the growth at 2%-2.1%, Andrei Kobyakov said.

He stressed that the challenges that lie ahead in 2018 are objectively more complex and bigger than those that were resolved in 2017.


IMF: Belarusian economy is recovering thanks to more effective economic measures

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finished the latest round of Article IV consultations with Belarus on 13 December, BelTA has learned.

The IMF statement, which was released as a result of the consultations, reads: The Belarusian economy is recovering after two years of recession, helped by better policies, a more favorable external environment, and stronger domestic demand conditions.


Cui Qiming: Chinese cultural center in Minsk is ideal for cultural exchange between two countries

MINSK, 13 December (BelTA) The Chinese cultural center in Minsk is a platform for cultural exchange between China and Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said at a function to mark the 1st anniversary of the center on 12 December, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat noted that on 10 May 2015 the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on mutual establishment of cultural centers was signed in the presence of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and China President Xi Jinping.


Belarus, Latvia sign military cooperation plan for 2018

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) The heads of the Defense Ministries of Belarus and Latvia have signed the military cooperation plan for 2018, BelTA learned from the Defense Ministry of Belarus.

Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis met with Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov during his official visit to Belarus on 5 December. The parties discussed regional security and bilateral military cooperation.


Belarusian, Russian bike manufacturers to team up

MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) The Belarusian company OOO MotoVeloZavod and the Russian company OOO Velomotors (Bryansk) intend to set up a joint venture. The news was released by MotoVeloZavod Director Nikolai Ladutko before a seminar on problems, prospects, and innovations in forming the common science and technology space in the Union State of Belarus and Russia on 28 November, BelTA has learned.

Belarusian MPs eager to work hard with Georgian parliament

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) Members of the Belarusian parliament are intent on tight cooperation with the Georgian parliament. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko made the statement as he met with Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze on 20 November, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Andreichenko noted the visit of the Georgian delegation was important because it was the first parliamentary visit of such a magnitude in the history of the bilateral relations.


International mercury management projects to be launched in Belarus

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) The international technical assistance projects Ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury Initial Assessment in Belarus will be carried out in Belarus, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Alexander Korbut noted at an introductory seminar on the two projects, BelTA has learned.


Huawei to pay more attention to R&D in Belarus

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) Huawei Company will pay even more attention to the development of innovative research in Belarus, BelTA learned from Director General of Bel Huawei Technologies Company Pan Yong during the fifth Belarusian-Chinese youth innovation forum New Horizons 2017.

According to the source, information and communication technologies have drastically changed peoples lives in the last ten years.


Belarus sports facilities almost ready for 2019 European Games

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) The sports facilities of Minsk are almost ready for the Second European Games, head of the sports and tourism department of the Minsk City Hall Sergei Furmanov told the media on 24 October, BelTA has learned.

All the sports facilities, which are under construction, will be commissioned in time. In 2018 they will host test competitions, noted Sergei Furmanov.

The Second European Games will take place at 11 sports facilities of the Belarusian capital, and also the rowing channel near Zaslavl.

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