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23 August 2018
The harvest season 2018 in Belarus is coming to an end, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 23 August, Belarus harvested 1.94 million hectares planted to cereal and leguminous crops, which is 96.4% of the sown area. The country harvested more than 5.12 million tonnes of grain already, with the average yield of 26.4 centners per hectare. As of 23 August 2017, Belarusian agrarians cropped more than 7 million tonnes of grain. The harvesting campaign is almost over...
16 August 2018
Over 30 contenders seek to host the Junior Eurovision 2018 that will be held in Belarus. The audition was held at the office of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company on 16 August, BelTA has learned. The youngest candidate is 10 years old; the oldest is 36. A text in English was recited in front of the jury by famous media personas and young talents who took part in the audition for the first time. The requirements to the contenders were formulated by Chairman of the Belarusian TV and...
8 August 2018
There are plans to increase the number of homes built for families with many children up to 10,000 apartments per annum, BelTA learned from Belarusian Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny on 7 August. As many as 7,029 apartments are supposed to be built for large families this year. According to preliminary data, the number will be exceeded by 50 apartments. “It is maximum for the last few years. Housing construction for this kind of citizens will no longer be...
24 July 2018
Belarus has extended the visa-free entry period to 30 days provided foreign nationals cross the border at the Minsk National Airport. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the corresponding decree on 24 July, BelTA learned from the presidential press service. The document has updated the list of states whose citizens are entitled to the visa-free regime. It leaves out the countries with which Belarus has concluded bilateral agreements on mutual abolition of visas. A valid...
18 July 2018
New environmental project "Civic Engagement in Environmental Monitoring and Improving Environmental Management at the Local Level" ("Green Schools" Project) has been launched in Belarus. The opening seminar of the project is taking place in Minsk on 18 July, BelTA has learned. A four-year project of the international technical aid is financed by the European Union and is implemented by the United Nations Development Program in partnership with the Natural Resources and Environmental...
11 July 2018
The state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant is satisfied with results of the peer review of the Belarusian nuclear power plant stress tests. The enterprise's Director General Mikhail Filimonov made the statement as he commented on the report released by European experts, BelTA has learned. The executive said: "We and our neighbors are conscious about the safety of the nuclear power plant. We will work on these matters." Speaking about the construction of the power plant, the...