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.
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.