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Netherlands seek to strengthen ties with Vitebsk Oblast
The Netherlands aim to enhance cooperation with Vitebsk Oblast in various fields, Dutch Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Erik-Jan van Oosterhout told journalists after he met with senior officials of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee, BelTA has learned. Erik-Jan van Oosterhout took office in January. The visit to Vitebsk was his first official visit. "We have a lot to discuss with Vitebsk Oblast. We will aim to advance cooperation with the region in economy and culture," Erik-Jan van...
Belarus wins two diplomas at international informatics competition Innopolis Open
Belarusian students have won two diplomas at the international competition in computer programming Innopolis Open. The final stage was hosted by five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Innopolis (Russia), Kremenchug (Ukraine), and Minsk, BelTA learned from the press service of Belarusian State University (BSU). Andrei Mishchenko, a student of the Mozyr Club of Young Firefighters was awarded a first-degree diploma. Student of the BSU Lyceum Sergei Protsky took a second-degree diploma....
Straw weaving to be added to Belarus' list of historical and cultural heritage
Belarusian straw weaving techniques will get the status of historical and cultural heritage of Belarus. The appropriate decision was taken at the session of the Belarusian national scientific methodological council on protection of historical and cultural heritage on 12 February, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Culture Ministry. The council discussed proposals to include four types of folk art in the national list of historical and cultural heritage. They include Belarusian straw weaving...
Armenians who liberated Belarus during WWII commemorated in Vitebsk
Armenian soldiers who died in battles for Belarus' liberation in the Great Patriotic War were commemorated in Vitebsk Oblast on 4 February. The commemorative event was attended by Armenian Ambassador to Belarus Armen Ghevondyan, BelTA has learned. The ceremony to hand over the soil from a military grave site took place in the village of Shapury. It is home to the largest military mass grave in Belarus where around 17,000 people are buried, including 84 Armenians. Armen Ghevondyan thanked...
Vitebsk Oblast announces contest for investment business projects
The economy committee of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee has announced a competition for investment business projects, BelTA learned from the oblast executive committee. State financial support can be provided to small business of Vitebsk Oblast and medium-sized business of Orsha District who implement investment and business projects in construction, acquisition of permanent structures (buildings), isolated premises or their reconstruction, purchase of equipment, transport...
Investor from Congo to launch match stick production in Vitebsk Oblast
A new company, Belmatch, has been registered in Belarus to start the production of match sticks. The project of a foreign investor is supported by the National Agency of Investment and Privatization (NAIP), BelTA learned from the NAIP. The NAIP started cooperating with SOCALCO SARL (Congo), which makes part of DEWJI International Group headquartered in the UAE, in August 2019. Then the investor showed an interest in the project. The NAIP helped organize visits of the potential investor to...
Vitebsk Oblast rescue workers to implement emergency prevention projects with Lithuania, Latvia
The Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry will implement two international transboundary projects in 2020-2021, BelTA has learned. The projects will be implemented as part of a trilateral program involving Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. One of the projects is designed to improve transboundary cooperation in preventing floods, in dealing with floods, and in reducing environmental pollution. The other one is designed to improve the readiness to respond to natural...
Belarus welcomes first newborns of 2020
The population of Belarus grew on the first day of 2020. A girl was the first baby born at the Vitebsk Oblast Maternity Hospital, coming in to the world at 00.00.01 on 1 January. The baby girl weighing 2,850kg (49cm long) is the first child for Anastasia Moroz. A total of six babies were born on the New Year's night in Vitebsk Oblast. Another girl, weighing 3,390kg and measuring 51cm, was born at 00.01 at the Volkovysk Central District Hospital. A total of 12 babies were born in Grodno...
EBRD might finance bridge renovation projects in Belarus
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) might earmark funds to renovate bridges in Belarusian regions, Head of the EBRD Office in Belarus Alexander Pivovarsky told the STV TV channel, BelTA has learned. Speaking about the infrastructure projects implemented in Belarus with the help of the EBRD, he noted that some projects are similar to each other: "We have now an entire package of these projects and some of them are similar to each other. For example, we will finance...
Migrants, refugees invited to take Russian language fluency tests in Minsk
A center to allow migrants and refugees to test how well they speak Russian as a foreign language was opened in the National Institute for Higher Education in Minsk on 4 December, representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told BelTA. UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus Jean-Yves Bouchardy noted the initiative is designed to encourage migrants and refugees to learn how to speak Russian. The tests will not be mandatory. "We...
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