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Annual oil extraction in Belarus past 1.6m tones

MINSK, 21 December (BelTA) Over 1.6 million tonnes of oil is extracted in Belarus every year. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy made the statement during the joint session of both chambers of the Belarusian parliament on 21 December, BelTA has learned.

According to the source, there are 82 discovered oil deposits in the country, including two oil-and-gas condensate deposits. All the discovered deposits are tied to the Pripyat Trough and can be found in Gomel Oblast and Mogilev Oblast.

Belarus intends to attract $1.4bn in FDI in 2017

MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) In 2017 Belarus is set to attract $1.4 billion in foreign direct investment on a net basis (excluding direct debt to investors for goods, works, services), according to the decree on Belarus social and economic development targets for 2017. The document approves the quarterly parameters of the key performance indicators for the government and the National Bank, heads of the government bodies, regional administrations and Minsk city administration.

Mogilev Oblast, South Africa province sign cooperation memorandum

MOGILEV, 8 December (BelTA) Mogilev Oblast and Mpumalanga Province of the Republic of South Africa have signed a memorandum of cooperation. The document was signed by Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Viktor Nekrashevich and Premier of Mpumalanga Province David Dabede Mabuza, BelTA has learned.

Mogilev Oblast and Mpumalanga Province are mutually interested in stepping up friendly ties through establishing interregional partnership to develop and expand effective and mutually beneficial cooperation in trade and industry, agriculture, education, sport, tourism, and culture.

UN appreciates Belarus commitment to reaching Sustainable Development Goals

MOGILEV, 2 December (BelTA) The United Nations Organization thinks highly of Belarus commitment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. UNFPA Assistant Representative Yelena Kasko made the statement during the opening ceremony of a regional stage in the campaign Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Mogilev on 2 December, BelTA has learned.

German investor may take part in Belarus Mogilevkhimvolokno upgrade program

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with CEO of EPC Engineering Consulting GmbH, Managing Director of EPC Group Jens Henkel to discuss the participation of the German company in the development of OAO Mogilevkhimvolokno, BelTA has learned.

We are always glad to implement joint projects with the representatives of the German business, the head of state stressed.

Lukashenko opens Ice Arena in Shklov

SHKLOV, 14 November (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the inauguration of the Ice Arena in Shklov, BelTA has learned.

I know that this event will be viewed ambiguously by our people. Someone will complain that today it is not the time for such construction projects. This is not true. Remember that such projects are implemented with a focus on the peoples health.

Prime minister notes improvements in Belarusian company Strommashina

MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) The situation is improving at OAO Mogilev Plant Strommashina. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the relevant statement during the session of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers on 8 November, BelTA has learned. Participants of the session discussed future development plans of the Mogilev-based company as well as plans concerning the Mogilevtransmash factory (a subdivision of Minsk Automobile Plant, which is the managing company of the holding company BelavtoMAZ), the press service of the Belarusian government told BelTA.

Over 80 companies to take part in Mogilev investment forum

MOGILEV, 1 November (BelTA) Over 80 companies of Mogilev Oblast are set to showcase their products at the 8th international investment forum Mill of Success on 4-5 November, BelTA learned from the economy committee of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee.

The presentation of companies and their products will take place at the Olimpiets Sports Center that will also display investment and innovation projects of the oblast.

Belarus, Poland mull over wind farm in Zelva

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) Belarus and Poland are mulling over the establishment of a wind farm in Zelva, Grodno Oblast, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich told reporters before the Belarusian-Polish economic forum Good Neighborliness 2016 on 24 October, BelTA has learned.

Plans have been made to set up a wind farm in Zelva. The cost of the project is estimated at $3 million, Vladimir Ulakhovich said.

Belarus Mogilev Oblast, Latvia to explore new avenues for cooperation

MOGILEV, 18 October (BelTA) Belarus Mogilev Oblast and Latvia have plans to explore new cooperation avenues. A corresponding agreement was reached at the meeting between Mogilev Oblast Governor Vladimir Domanevsky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Belarus Martins Virsis on 18 October, BelTA has learned.

The parties noted that Mogilev Oblast and Latvia have great potential for advancing the mutually beneficial interaction.

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