18:47 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,836 new cases, 1,791 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 722,939. A total of 715,756 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
18:39 SocietyBelarusian CEC approves plan of organizational measures for constitutional referendum Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No.14 “On calling the nationwide referendum” on 20 January. According to the document, the nationwide referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus shall be held on 27 February 2022.
18:31 EconomyBenefits of Great Stone industrial park for Belarus, China explained The Great Stone industrial park is China's largest project abroad. Our project occupies 11,761 hectares. It is really large, even by Chinese standards. Therefore, without borrowing positive experience, without using the help of the Chinese partners, we would have hardly handled such a project.
18:04 EconomyChina-Belarus industrial park hailed as exemplary project On 12 May 2015, Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the park when it was at the groundbreaking point. The project was actually still on a drawing board, but they helped to get it off the ground. In their presence, we registered the first resident companies and signed a general plan for the development of the park, Aleksandr Yaroshenko said.
17:41 EconomyChina-Belarus industrial park chief: Government's direct investment paid back Every Br1 of Belarus' budgetary funds was enhanced by Br8 from other sources during the creation of infrastructure. Good infrastructure is one of the determinants of the success of this project.
17:02 PartnersDEWA's Innovation Centre, Emirates School Establishment organises session on sustainability Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)'s Innovation Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, organised an educational session with the Virtual Work Placement Programme of the Emirates School Establishment.
16:52 SocietyBelarus pledges strong response to any aggressive moves Belarus will respond decisively to anyone who decides to speak from a position of force, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin told the media in Luninets District where President Aleksandr Lukashenko visited the military facilities and held a meeting on military security.
16:44 PresidentLukashenko opines on who masterminded mutiny in Kazakhstan The president once again emphasized that people want justice. “And people see, having lived for decades in a new reality after the collapse of the Soviet Union, that there is no justice, that things are getting worse and worse, that some are getting richer, while others are getting poorer,” he said.
16:32 EconomyChina-Belarus Great Stone park posts strong growth “We were really pleased with some figures, first of all economic ones. The Great Stone park resident companies have posted net profits cumulatively. In past years most of the resident companies were actively involved in investment activities (construction, equipment, and financing). Last year we posted Br13 million in profits. That was not high but still,” Aleksandr Yaroshenko said.
15:53 PresidentLukashenko: Election is the only legitimate way for transit of power Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that he is responsible about the discharge of his presidential duties: "People showed their trust in me, and you see, I work. Whether I am fed up with this or not... No one will be able to reproach me for not fulfilling my official duties. I'm a village man. That was how we were raised in the village."
15:53 PartnersRare portraits of Ottoman sultans sold for $1.83M in London British auction house Sotheby's sold a group of six rare paintings of Ottoman sultans for £1.34 million ($1.83 million) on Thursday.
15:29 PresidentLukashenko: New Constitution draft is a Constitution of the future “I am sure that what we are proposing, what I have proposed to the people - the Constitution draft - is a Constitution of the future. The most important thing is that we must learn to strictly abide by the law without veering left or right in the coming two or three years. Then there will be no dual power,” the head of state said.
14:59 PresidentLukashenko: Only war can prevent constitutional referendum in Belarus "Events like a referendum might be canceled only in one case: if, God forbid, a war breaks out. I've already commented on this. I don't think it will. Therefore, we will hold the referendum," the head of state said.
14:22 PresidentLukashenko warns West against attempts to invade Belarus-Russia Union State The head of state noted that as the Belarusian president and chairman of the Union State Supreme State Council, he wants to emphasize that Belarus and Russia do not want any war. “Not only because it's hard and bad. We don't want it also because we remember what it is like [the Great Patriotic War],” he said.
13:56 PresidentLukashenko comments on ICAO report into Ryanair incident “The best way for them to move forward is to soft-pedal the topic,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.