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20 January 2020
19:31
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Anatoly Shagun Deposit-refund system expected to up container recycling percentage in Belarus
The official noted that the new approach will at least double the amount of containers Belarusians will take back to shops. The percentage is expected to reach at least 80%. “Such a system was introduced in Lithuania in 2016. Container return percentage reached 92-96% in Lithuania last year,” Anatoly Shagun said.
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19:17
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No permits required to truck freight between Belarus, Moldova as of January
Thus, as of January 2020 permits are not required for shipping freight between Belarus and Moldova, for shipping freight in transit via Belarus and Moldova, and for shipping freight between a place located in one country and a place located in a third country and vice versa (shipping to and from third countries).
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Natalya Grintsevich Recycling rate of municipal waste up to 22.6% in Belarus in 2019
The recycling rate of municipal waste was 10% in 2012. This figure is expected to come at 22.6% in 2019. The recycling rate of municipal waste almost doubled within this short period. The volume of glass collected for recycling tripled, the volume of paper and cardboard went up by 35%.
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Archive photo Full house for Yanka Kupala Theater performance in Vilnius
The Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater of Belarus has performed Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector staged by Nikolai Pinigin to a full house in the Russian Drama Theater of Lithuania in Vilnius on 19 January.
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18:23
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Tatsiana Sharakova. An archive photo Two medals for Belarus at Portugal Track Cycling Cup
The Belarusian experienced cyclist scored a total of 156 points winning every event of the omnium program. Hanna Tserakh scored 141 points. Third was Portugal's Maria Martins (132 points).
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Archive photo Belarus launches Science Week
This week, several museums offer free admission, including the Museum of the NASB History, the archaeological exhibition of the NASB Institute of History, and the Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture at the Center for Studies of Belarusian Culture, Language, and Literature.
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Minsk book fair. Archive photo Minsk International Book Fair due on 5-9 February
“Historically, Belarus has been a hospitable country where you can get acquainted with the customs of many cultures. Many ethnicities have co-existed peacefully in our country and the cultural diversity is a source of mutual enrichment. Our country has become an example of peacefulness, tolerance, and inter-ethnic fraternity. The program of the Minsk International Book Fair is built around these concepts,” the ministry said.
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Belarus to host bird photo contest on 26 January
The bird open winter photo contest will take place in Belarus on 26 January, BelTA learned from the BirdLife Belarus public organization.
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17:59
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Ilya Shimanovich. An archive photo Ilya Shimanovich claims silver at FINA Champions Swim Series
The Belarusian clocked 27.22 seconds to finish second. The event was won by Brazil's Gomes Junior (27.08 seconds). Third was Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands (27.48 seconds).
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17:36
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Russia's Kaliningrad to join youth patriotic forum near Mound of Friendship in Belarus
Young people from Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast will participate in the patriotic forum which will take place at the Mound of Friendship in Verkhnedvinsk District, First Secretary of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union Vyacheslav Khrol told reporters before the plenary session of the BRSM Vitebsk regional organization.
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Antoine Somda. Archive photo Burkina Faso's minister of education to visit Belarus in February
The visit of Burkina Faso's Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation Alkassoum Maiga was discussed at a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko and Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Russia and concurrently to Belarus Antoine Somda.
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Jurg Stahl. Photos courtesy of Belarus NOC Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions
Head of the Swiss Olympic Association Jurg Stahl hailed the 2nd European Games in Minsk and Belarus' experience and infrastructure to host highest-level international sports events as he met with First Vice President of Belarus' National Olympic Committee (NOC) Viktor Lukashenko in Lausanne
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Belarus' Internal Affairs Ministry to develop ties with Japanese law enforcers
The Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry played host to a meeting between Internal Affairs Minister Yuri Karayev and Japan's Ambassador to Belarus Hiroki Tokunaga on 20 January.
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An archive photo Agreement reached on ways to compensate Belarus for polluted Russian oil
The source noted that negotiations involving Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Lyashenko had taken place. The sides reached an agreement on approaches and methods of the compensation for polluted oil. No specific details were revealed.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua Chinese president Xi Jinping says mutual learning will be of benefit
China and Myanmar should strengthen mutual learning about each other's civilizations and consolidate their bilateral friendship through jointly hosting a number of celebratory events, president Xi Jinping said on Friday on the first day of his state visit to Myanmar.
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