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Belarus, Russias Omsk Oblast to jointly develop innovative projects

MOSCOW, 21 October (BelTA) Belarus and Omsk Oblast of Russia plan to jointly work out innovative projects. The matter was discussed at a meeting between Omsk Oblast Governor Viktor Nazarov and Honorary Consul General of Belarus Vladimir Shuglya on 20 October, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia.

Belarus is one of the most important partners for Omsk Oblast.

Minsk Oblasts investment potential presented at Expo Milano 2015

MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) The economic, investment, and tourism potential of Belarus Minsk Oblast was showcased at Expo Milano 2015, BelTA learned from the press service of Belarus' National Pavilion.

A 15-member delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Oleg Plavsky arrived in Milan to attend the Days of Minsk Oblast at Expo Milano 2015. During the opening ceremony of the Days, Oleg Plavsky stressed that the Belarusian region has trade ties with 156 countries.

Belarusian Belzarubezhstroy now makes cement-bonded particleboards

KRICHEV, 6 October (BelTA) The Belarusian civil engineering company ZAO Belzarubezhstroy opened an enterprise in Krichev, Mogilev Oblast on 5 October. The enterprise is designed to make cement-bonded particleboards for the Belarusian civil engineering industry, BelTA has learned.

Taking part in the opening ceremony were Belarusian Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny, Belzarubezhstroy Director General Vitaly Bondarik, and representatives of the Austrian company VST Building Technologies, which is a partner of the Belarusian company and an investor in the project.

Belarus gets WB $50m loan for education modernization project

MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) The World Bank allocated a $50 million loan for Belarus to support the modernization of the country's education system, Education Minister of Belarus Mikhail Zhuravkov said at the documents signing ceremony in the Education Ministry on 23 September, BelTA has learned.

The new Education Modernization Project has been developed by the Belarusian Education Ministry in cooperation with World Bank specialists and includes three main components.

Animayevka 2015 Grand Prix goes to Spain

MOGILEV, 14 September (BelTA) The Grand Prix of the 18th international festival of animated films Animayevka 2015 went to Bendito Machine V: Pull the Trigger by Jossie Malis, Spain, BelTA learned from the organizing committee of the festival.

This year, most of the prizes have been awarded to foreign participants. For example, Spanish director Pedro Solís García won the Best Film for Children award.

Belarus grain crop at 8.9m tonnes in 2015

MINSK, 7 September (BelTA) Belarus has harvested 8.9 million tonnes of grain this year, Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus Leonid Zayats said in an interview to the ONT TV Channel, BelTA has learned.

The total crop made up 8.9 million tonnes. The average yield stood at 39.7 centners per hectare, 0.5 centners up on 2014, said Leonid Zayats.

The country gathered 540,000 tonnes of grain fewer that last year.

Three more Belarusian enterprises may resume pork supplies to Russia

MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) - Three more Belarusian enterprises may resume pork supplies to Russia as from 26 August, reads a communication posted on the official website of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor), BelTA has learned.

According to the agency, "with the violations identified in the course of Rosselkhoznadzor inspections removed, and taking into account the assurances of the veterinary service of the Republic of Belarus, a decision was taken to allow OAO Mogilev Meat Packing Plant, OAO Bobruisk Meat Packing Plant, OAO Belovezhsky to resume pork supplies to Russia as from 26 August.

Belarus grain crop reaches 7m tones

MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have cropped almost 7 million tonnes of grain, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 13 August, a total of 6,964,000 tonnes of grain was harvested in the country. According to Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats, Belarusian agrarians estimates this year's crop at 8.7-8.8 million tonnes of grain.

As for regions, Minsk Oblast has so far cut 1,710,000 tonnes of grain.

Folk roots festival in Chausy District on 15 August

MOGILEV, 7 August (BelTA) The ethnographic festival Visiting the Radimichi Tribe based on the events of the 10-12th centuries will be held in Chausy District on 15 August. The second edition of the festival will bring together the lovers of the Belarusian history in the agro-town of Radomlya, said Alesya Daletskaya, a specialist with the Chausy district cultural and leisure center.

The festival will be held near the ancient settlement of the Radimichi tribe and will start with a theatrical performance featuring an ancient ritual fire rite.

Five Belarusian regions plan to harvest at least 1m tonnes of grain each

MINSK, 31 July (BelTA) Five regions of Belarus have plans to harvest at least 1 million tonnes of grain each, Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy told Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during the working trip to Minsk Oblast on 31 July, BelTA has learned.

The head of state was informed that as of 31 July grain was harvested on 27% of agricultural land, the average yield reached 34 centners per hectare.

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