14:49 SocietyBelarus to vaccinate children ages 5 years and older The Healthcare Ministry has decided to expand the vaccination coverage and include children ages five years and older into the COVID-19 vaccination program, Belarusian Deputy Healthcare Minister, Chief Sanitary Inspector Aleksandr Tarasenko said.
14:18 PresidentLukashenko dismisses berry and mushroom tax speculations as nonsense The head of state stressed that people can gather mushrooms, berries and other wild plants, sell them and conserve them.
14:00 SocietyComfort of France in the heart of Minsk! Sales start in ‘Paris' house in Minsk World! August gives you a wonderful opportunity to purchase, on the unprecedented terms, apartments in the prestigious new houses of Minsk Word, a multifunctional, residential, business and sports complex. It is being built in the new center of gravity on the Belarusian capital.
13:11 PresidentLukashenko slams Polish politicians who ‘are galloping on U.S. horse around Europe' “Take a look at Poland. It is the most aggressive state in relation to Belarus. I do not understand why? Ethnic Poles live here. They are normal people, good workers. There are some out of touch but we have such people among Belarusians as well. We can live and work normally. What do they [Polish politicians] need? Their leaders have the approval rating below 30%,” said the Belarusian leader.
12:32 PoliticsBelarusian ambassador attends president inauguration ceremony in Bogota The Belarusian ambassador had a conversation with the president and vice president of Colombia. The Belarusian diplomat drew attention to the significant potential for the development of bilateral relations, primarily in trade and economy.
11:50 PresidentLukashenko: Miory Rolling Mill is now a state-run company “You will have a full-fledged director who will run the company. No bankruptcy or other proceedings - hell knows what they concocted. From today you are a Belarusian state-owned enterprise. The enterprise was taken away from the private owners as they did not fulfill their obligations,” the president said.
11:48 PartnersAl Nawfara Café… a history full of memories Al-Nawfara Café is the oldest café in Damascus, the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic. It is more than 500 years old The café was named Al Nafara after the fountain that was flowing 4 to 5 meters high in a nearby lake
11:39 PresidentLukashenko wants district development strategies to rely on small projects The head of state noted that it does not make economic sense to set up large manufacturing facilities in small towns, as it was, for example, in Miory. Such facilities employ a large workforce thus creating personnel shortages in agriculture.
11:14 PresidentLukashenko opines on ways to counter economic sanctions Speaking about the impact of sanctions on the Belarusian economy, the head of state noted that all enterprises need to work more actively, tap into new sales markets and sources of raw materials.
11:08 PresidentLukashenko promises Hero of Belarus title for Miory Rolling Mill turnaround The head of state did not specify who will be able to get the country's highest award for revitalizing and reshaping the company. “I am not naming names yet. When they deliver on their promise, I will fulfill my promise,” the president said.
10:55 In PicturesPet adoption event in Minsk The Way Back Home pet adoption event took place in Minsk on 7 August to find a new home for cats and dogs from the shelter. The event was organized by the Egida public association.
10:51 EconomyOver 44% of area under malt barley harvested in Belarus As of 8 August the regional breakdown looks the following: 238,700ha (or 69% of the plan) were harvested in Brest Oblast, 81,600ha (22.5%) in Vitebsk Oblast, 172,600ha (49.8%) in Gomel Oblast, 101,200ha (33.2%) in Grodno Oblast, 167,700ha (37.4%) in Minsk Oblast, 102,500ha (30.9%) in Mogilev Oblast.
10:31 PresidentLukashenko against declaring Miory Rolling Mill bankrupt “This perfect enterprise was turned into a bankrupt. There are no other companies like this. This is a super enterprise. You just need to roll up your sleeves and make products, sell them,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
10:09 PresidentLukashenko orders to sort out issues with Miory Rolling Mill The president studied the company's products, asked about the output and the availability of raw materials. The head of state was informed that the enterprise can produce up to 150,000 tonnes of tinplate per year. These products are in demand both in the domestic and foreign markets.
09:50 PresidentLukashenko inspecting Miory Rolling Mill Miory Rolling Mill (Miory Steel brand) is Belarus' only producer of electrolytic tinning tinplate and cold-rolled steel. The mill was officially inaugurated in late 2020. The company can produce up to 150,000 tonnes of tinplate per year. This tinplate is used for packaging in the food, perfumery, paint and varnish industries and other areas.