16:05 EconomyBelarus seeks to produce 1m tonnes of fruits per year "The president has set a task. In the next five years, in 2021-2025, we need to plant intensive gardens so that we can produce at least 1 million tonnes of fruits in the country . These are pears, apples, plums, cherries and so on," Leonid Zayats said .
15:16 PresidentBelarus on track to harvesting 8.2m tonnes of cereals The head of state was informed about progress of the harvesting campaign. Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said that about 75% of the area under crops was harvested as of the morning on 18 August. Last year's harvest of cereals has already been exceeded.
14:56 SocietyMP: Coup was prevented in Belarus two years ago Two years ago a coup d'état was prevented in Belarus, Chairman of the Standing Commission on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Igor Marzalyuk told journalists at the dialogue platform “Historical memory - the basis of national and civic self-identity” in Gomel.
14:44 EconomyBelarusian Universal Commodity Exchange helps Belarusian enterprises save on metal purchases The key factors are growing trust in the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange as a purchase tool and a favorable state of prices on the Russian market from where Belarus imports most of the ferrous and non-ferrous rolled metal products it needs.
14:18 PresidentLukashenko impressed by agricultural company in Grodno District The villagers met the head of state at the exit from the office of the production cooperative where he discussed horticulture and domestic production of fruits and vegetables. Most of the Kvasovka residents work at the enterprise.
14:09 PresidentLukashenko suggests way to address housing shortage problem in Belarusian countryside Aleksandr Lukashenko wondered how this agricultural enterprise was dealing with the housing shortage problem. He drew attention to the construction of rental housing. Prices for sawn timber have been rising recently while Belarus has plenty of this resource.
13:28 PresidentLukashenko: ‘We are not moneybags. We work for people' In terms of state support and price trends, the agricultural industry is well positioned for growth today, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the V.I. Kremko production cooperative in Grodno District.
13:28 PresidentForeigners encouraged to buy Belarusian food at border Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that a lot of people buy products in Belarus now. The customers include not only Russians but Ukrainians, residents of Poland and Lithuania.
13:13 PresidentLukashenko sets tasks to boost Belarus' horticulture industry According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, there are gardens in all the regions, but their number is obviously small. The president regularly instructs the government and regional executive committees to increase the area of productive varieties of fruit and berry crops, to revive gardens.
12:56 SocietyPolish citizen seeks political asylum in Belarus The man said he had decided to come to Belarus and request protection out of fear for his own life and health. The Polish citizen was allowed to cross the border and advised to contact bodies of the Internal Affairs Ministry in order to get refugee status.
12:56 PresidentLukashenko wants to see more domestic products on Belarusian tables The share of domestically produced food on Belarusians tables should be as high as possible, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in Grodno District at a meeting to discuss horticulture and domestic production of fruits and vegetables.
12:39 PartnersOutdoor concert in Beijing unites a neighborhood An outdoor concert, initiated by conductor Lyu Jia, who is the artistic director for the National Center for the Performing Arts and the chief conductor of the China NCPA Orchestra, was held at the Jianwai Diplomatic Residence Compound on Aug 16.
12:20 PartnersSyrian children give brilliant performances at Syrian – Belarusian Friendship evening Belarusian Friendship evening was held in the Zubrunak Health and Recreational Camp, during which the participating Syrian children have delivered a memorable performance.
12:12 EconomyBelarus, Vietnam's Lang Son to work out promising projects in logistics, trade Lang Son Province reaffirmed its commitment to promoting mutually beneficial interregional cooperation with Belarus. The parties reached an agreement to undertake a detailed joint study of promising projects in logistics, trade, industry, tourism and education.
12:02 PresidentLukashenko orders to fill vegetable storehouses to capacity This topic was raised during the report by Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik. The head of state guaranteed payments for all products that will be sent to storehouses. “I will take everything that you will put into storages. All storehouses in the country must be at capacity,” the Belarusian leader stressed.