11:57 EconomyBelarusian MTZ's vehicle output 6% up in 2022 The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ made 38,136 units of equipment in 2022, 2,243 up from 2021. The increase is close to 6%. Enterprises run by the holding company MTZ increased vehicle production by about 1,500 units. About 2,500 tractors were sold on the domestic market.
11:26 SocietyInnovative fire trucks of Belarusian make shipped to firefighters As part of the fire truck fleet renewal campaign this year the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry has received 103 modern innovative fire trucks made by OOO Pozhsnab. The fire trucks were delivered to various fire stations all over the country.
10:43 EconomyPlans to finish all overdue construction projects in Belarus by end of five-year term As he heard out a report on the state of affairs in the civil engineering industry on 3 January, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave instructions to promptly address the problem of overdue construction projects. He promised serious accountability for slipups in this field.
10:01 EconomyBelarus' vacant houses now in one registry Access to the registry is free and open to the public. Anyone can access it to look up parameters of a house, check its location, the state, and the age. The registry is maintained by municipal authorities.
19:58 SportMinsk Arena to host Belarus' speed skating championship on 7-8 January Skating sessions for members of the public, a fan zone with various entertainments, aqua face painting, a food court with cuisines of the world, and a festive photo zone will be arranged during the championship.
19:11 EconomyBelarus, China discuss opening new online shops to sell Belarusian goods Yuri Senko and Li Zhonghan discussed cooperation results achieved in 2022, including the promotion of the project concerning Belarus' national pavilions on China's digital platforms, as well as plans for cooperation in 2023.
18:12 EconomyNew FEZ Vitebsk resident company to make fuel-powered tools in Polotsk The company intends to start import-substituting production of gasoline-powered chainsaws, grass trimmers, bush cutters, hedge trimmers for forestry enterprises at a site in Polotsk. According to the company's CEO Vladimir Ugorenko, the project will be implemented with assistance of Chinese partners.
17:42 In PicturesBabies born on the New Year night get gifts from the president Four children were born in Belarus in the first few minutes of the year 2023: three in Minsk and one in Bobruisk. Gifts and congratulations from Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko were delivered to them today.
17:03 EconomyBelarus reduces export duties on oil, oil products In line with the resolution the size of the export duty on crude oil, furnace oil, oil bitumen, petrolatum, paraffin, and waste oils is now $16.7 per tonne ($43.3 per tonne previously).
15:55 SocietyBelarusian Belavia to offer charter flights to Qatar as from 4 March Belavia will begin offer charter flights to Qatar's capital Doha from Minsk as from 4 March, the press service said. Belavia also advises travelers to contact tourist agencies for additional information and entry terms.
15:00 SocietyBelarus hosts over 380,000 visa-waiver travelers Over 380,000 foreigners have visited Belarus as part of the visa-waiver travel program, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
14:25 SportBelarusian Victoria Azarenka starts 2023 with a win in Adelaide Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka (World No.26) was off to a good start at the Adelaide International 1 in Adelaide, Australia.
13:53 EconomyBelarus' export of civil engineering services at $440m in 2022 The official said: “Yes, criticism targeting the civil engineering industry is absolutely justified. The volume of contract work last year did not reach the figure registered the year before that or last year's target. As of late 2022 our performance was at 88.6-88.7% as against 2021. It is clearly not enough.”
13:10 SocietyBill on Belarusian People's Congress to get second reading in January The bill on the Belarusian People's Congress is supposed to get the second reading in January, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Legislation of the House of Representatives Svetlana Lyubetskaya told BelTA
12:37 PresidentLukashenko wants construction procedures simplified for different categories of buildings Starting the conversation about problems concerning the civil engineering industry, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed: “Nobody needs some chit chat about it. I am interested in the first matter: the simplification of the construction process. The way we arranged things with regard to single-family housing construction.”