14:02 EconomyExport duties on Belarusian timber, woodworking products introduced The rates of export customs duties on timber and woodworking products, which are exported from Belarus' territory to beyond the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, will stay in effect till 31 December 2023.
13:00 PresidentWhat future awaits Belarusian IT industry? Lukashenko's latest statements about Hi-Tech Park In the new episode of BelTA's YouTube project After the Fact: Lukashenko's Decisions we will tell you how Belarus became an IT country, will dispel myths about the Hi-Tech Park, and will try to find out what future awaits the Belarusian IT industry after all.
11:55 PresidentLukashenko wants construction of Belarusian ports in Russia expedited Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that the existing logistics has been disrupted by attempts to choke Belarus with sanctions last year. New logistic routes had to be found. “A small thing needs to be addressed now: we have to start loading cargoes in these ports,” he said.
11:38 PresidentLukashenko: We've managed to overcome negative export trends but we cannot calm down Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are gathered to discuss the export of Belarusian products. We managed to overcome negative trends last year and secure positive export results in monetary terms. Certainly, money is everything but I'd like us to increase export in physical terms, too."
11:01 SportBelarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka reaches quarterfinals of 2023 Adelaide International In today's match of the 1/8 finals, world's No.26 Victoria Azarenka beat world's No.28 from China Qinwen Zheng in two sets - 6:2, 7:5. The game lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes. Azarenka's next opponent will be Czechia's Linda Noskova (WTA No.102).
10:12 EconomyBelarus' Development Bank finances 1,250 SME projects worth over Br357m in 2022 The realization of the bank's own program on financial support for small and medium enterprises was one of the key peculiarities of the bank's work in 2022. The program provides for loans and financial leasing to help implement projects at various stages of business development.
17:57 SocietyCOMMENTARY: What was the radiation situation in Belarus in 2022? The lack of changes in trends of many years of monitoring radiation levels in atmospheric air, surface waters, and soils allows one to conclude that the commissioning of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant has not affected the radiation situation in the country, the Belhydromet representative stated.
17:11 SocietyClimate change's effect on Belarusian agriculture explained Tatiana Chetyrko said: “Agrometeorologists are already saying that a new agroclimatic zone is appearing in the territory of our country. It is favorable for more heat-loving plants. Melons and gourds are already grown successfully in Gomel Oblast."
16:15 SocietyNo tight interaction in background radiation data sharing between Belarus, Ukraine Asked whether Belarus shares radiation monitoring data with Ukrainian specialists, Aleksandr Trusov said: “We have a bilateral agreement with the Ukrainian side. On our part we have not stopped such contacts but there is no tight interaction on the matter now.”
15:27 EconomyBelarus to open online shops on seven Chinese marketplaces A ceremony to hand over authorizations for opening digital national pavilions for selling Belarusian goods via seven new digital platforms took place in the Belarusian embassy in China. Top officials of the Belarusian embassy and SZAO Industrial Park Development Company took part in the event.
14:40 PoliticsCooperation between defense ministries of Belarus, Tajikistan discussed During the meeting Viktor Khrenin and Sherali Mirzo discussed security matters in the responsibility area of the Collective Security Treaty Organization as well as the state of bilateral cooperation between the defense ministries and prospects of its advancement.
14:00 EconomyBelarusian steel mill BMZ to develop production of general metal goods, buy new vehicles in 2023 BMZ is considering the production of general metal goods as one of the ways forward. Four new high-performance cable weaving machines will be bought to increase the production of metal cord among other things. The cord is a component in the production of supersize tires.
13:29 PresidentLukashenko sends birthday greetings to head of Georgian orthodox church The press service of the Belarusian leader quoted Aleksandr Lukashenko as saying: “I deeply respect your spiritual service. From the bottom of my heart I wish you spiritual and physical strength in discharging archbishop duties for the benefit of the church and the Georgian people.”
13:11 EconomyNumber of companies in Belarusian FEZs 10% up in 2022 As many as 53 new resident companies were registered with free economic zones, the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone, and the special economic zone Bremino-Orsha in 2022. The total volume of declared investments is $260 million. There are plans to create about 2,700 jobs.
12:28 EconomyLaw on Belarus' central state budget for 2023 published In line with the law revenues of the central state budget are expected to reach Br33,362.4 million in 2023. Most of them will traditionally come from the value added tax, taxes on foreign trade operations, excise duties, income tax, and profit tax.