19:57 EconomyNumber of farm stays in Belarus 11.6% up in 2019 The official said: “We see positive dynamics in the development of farm tourism and ecological tourism. We see undeniable growth of the number of farm stays.” As of 1 January 2020 there were nearly 2,800 farm stays in Belarus, 11.6% up from the year before.
19:28 EconomyNew biogas complex commissioned in Grodno Oblast thanks to EBRD loan Two biogas plants have been built thanks to a €2.85 million loan from the EBRD. They will generate about 2GWh of green electricity per annum. They will provide about 70% of the energy the Slonim water and wastewater treatment facility needs.
18:59 EconomyMore Russian oil keeps flowing to Belarus Speaking about mass media speculations about possible oil acquisitions from Rosneft and Tatneft, Aleksandr Tishchenko noted that no negotiations on oil deliveries in March are in progress with these companies.
18:49 EconomyConcept to guide development of Belarusian power grid till 2030 approved The document is designed to implement Belarus' energy security concept and describes the basic scenario for developing the united power grid. Belarus' power consumption is expected to rise to 43.7 billion kWh in 2025 and 47.2 billion kWh in 2030.
18:31 SocietyBelavia announces special offer on Minsk-Vienna flights A one-way ticket will cost €69, while a return ticket will be available at €146.
18:17 PoliticsTerrorism, CSTO military capacities on agenda of CSTO chief's visit to Armenia CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who is on a working visit to Armenia, met with the country's Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.
18:12 EconomyGomel Oblast to continue building homes in Russian regions “Last year construction workers of Gomel Oblast built houses outside Belarus. We provided construction services worth $5.9 million. Regional specialists built houses in Russian Kursk and Kaluga cities. We will continue this work this year. Moreover, Mozyr House Building Factory won a contract to build houses in Ukraine,” the head of the committee said.
18:11 SocietyBelarus wins two diplomas at international informatics competition Innopolis Open 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.
17:52 SportOpinion: Doping scandals affect not only Belarus' image Doping scandals affect not only Belarus' image, Head of Belarus' National Anti-Doping Agency Denis Muzhzhukhin said as he took part in the international anti-doping seminar on 27 February.
17:49 SportUkrainian biathlete: Raubichi has comfortable facilities for athletes “The competition in Raubichi is tight, there are strong athletes. Many of the biathletes who did not participate in the World Championships were specially prepared for the European competitions,” Dmytro Pidruchnyi said. “With the warm weather the organizers prepared the slope and created comfortable conditions for athletes. I didn't even believe it was possible to hold the European Championships. The organization is as good as at the World Cup.”
17:28 SocietyScientists of three countries discuss safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant in Sweden Participants of the seminar discussed the measurements taken in the area surrounding the Belarusian nuclear power plant in autumn 2019 and paid close attention to working out a strategy of interaction in the near future and to expanding the geography of the research.
17:16 PresidentOrder of Mother conferred on 57 Belarusian women with many children For giving birth to and bringing up five and more children the award was bestowed upon women from all walks of life, including women working at manufacturing enterprises, in the agricultural sector, trade, education, culture, social security, and housekeepers.
16:51 SportBelarus second at International Indoor Athletic Match U-20 in Minsk The hosts scored a total of 220 points. Italy was first with 241 points and Poland third (218 points).
16:30 SocietyPersian Lessons filmed in Belarus screened at Berlin International Film Festival Persian Lessons is an international project of three countries: Russia (Hype Film and LM Media), Germany (One Two Films) and Belarus (Belarusfilm). The plot presents the story of a Belgian Jew Gilles Cremieux who pretends to be a Persian to save himself from being shot in a concentration camp.
15:35 SportOpinion: Athletes are primarily responsible for doping Athletes should keep in mind that they are primarily responsible for the medicines they take during preparations for key sports events, Director of the Lithuanian Anti-Doping Agency Ruta Banyte told reporters.