13:10 SocietyAgreement with Russia on Belarusian nuclear power plant decommissioning concept to be prepared Viktor Karankevich said: “World practice provides for working out the concept for decommissioning a nuclear power plant even before the nuclear power plant starts working. This concept takes into account a long list of organizational and technical measures."
13:10 SocietyBelarus' technical university signs agreement on cooperation with Zimbabwe educational institutions The visit of the Zimbabwean delegation to the country's leading technical university was aimed at developing cooperation in higher education and university science.
13:00 PoliticsFM: Belarus, Nicaragua are set to intensify cooperation in trade, economy Belarus and Nicaragua are determined to significantly ramp up cooperation in trade and economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik said as he met with Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres, BelTA has learned.
12:57 EconomyFactors behind construction of BelNPP's third unit, second nuclear power plant explained When asked whether Belarus will build the third unit of the existing nuclear power plant or another nuclear power plant, Viktor Karankevich said: “The development of power generation installations of the Belarusian energy industry depends on indicators of the energy security concept and the satisfaction of demand for electricity."
12:43 SocietyBelNPP's first unit to get fresh fuel, go through preventive repair at year end Viktor Karankevich said: “The second scheduled preventive repair of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is scheduled for Q4 2023. Another reloading of part of the nuclear fuel will be made. Fuel has already been delivered to the Belarusian nuclear power plant site and has gone through incoming inspection."
12:30 EconomyBelarusian PM hails decision to build BelNPP as a wise one Time has shown that the decision to build the Belarusian nuclear power plant was a wise one, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told the media.
12:30 EconomyBelNPP's second unit to be disconnected from power grid as part of standard testing process It is worth noting that at all stages a large number of tests will be done in various modes of operation of the reactor unit and the turbine-generator unit. Among other things the unit will be disconnected from the power grid both during the reactor power startup stage and the pilot commercial operation stage.
12:14 EconomyBelNPP's second unit to reach 100% output capacity, get ready for operational acceptance in 2023 While operating at 40% of the output capacity, the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was connected to the country's power grid on 13 May 2023. Since then it has already generated over 45 million kWh of electricity, which is transmitted to Belarusian consumers.
12:09 PoliticsNicaragua's FM: Belarus might take part in Nicaragua Canal project Belarus might participate in the construction of the Nicaragua Canal that can become an alternative to the existing Panama Canal, Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres told journalists in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
12:08 EconomyCapacity of BelNPP's second power unit increased to 50% The prime minister visited the unit control room of the plant's second unit, where he was briefed on the progress made in the development of the reactor unit's capacity. In the presence of the head of government, the reactor's power level was increased from 40% to 50%.
12:02 SportVytoki festival opens in Zhlobin The third season of the sports and cultural festival “Vytoki. A Step Towards Olympus” gets underway in Zhlobin.
11:53 PoliticsForeign ministers of Belarus, Nicaragua meet in Minsk Belarus and Nicaragua are actively cooperating within international organizations. Nicaragua is a member of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, which was established at the initiative of Belarus at the UN.
11:44 PoliticsNicaragua's FM conveys Daniel Ortega's greetings to Lukashenko “Big greetings from President Daniel Ortega, brotherly greetings and best wishes,” the minister said. He also conveyed greetings and warmest wishes from Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo.
11:17 EconomyEAEU members aligning positions on common energy markets “The energy ministers of the Eurasian five have discussed the most pressing issues related to the formation of common markets for gas, oil and oil products, the operation of a common electricity market, rules of trade and functions of a centralized electricity trade operator,” the press service said.
11:07 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus, Nicaragua have to do a lot to promote cooperation A great deal of work has to be done to advance the relations between Belarus and Nicaragua, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres on 19 May, BelTA has learned.