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Lukashenko pleased with Gomel Oblast Children Clinical Hospital reconstruction results

The reconstruction of the Gomel Oblast Children Clinical Hospital has produced outstanding results. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he talked to Gomel residents on 10 August, BelTA has learned.

“A true palace. I cannot describe it otherwise. Cutting-edge technologies, a magnificent hospital,” said the Belarusian head of state.


Investors ready to pour $850m in new enterprises in Belarusian FEZs

Investors are ready to invest $850 million in the establishment of new enterprises in free economic zones (FEZ) in Belarus. The information was released by First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky after the government conference held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to discuss ways to bolster the performance of Belarusian FEZs, BelTA has learned.

Vasily Matyushevsky said: “The total volume of declared investments in all the six free economic zones is close to $850 million.


Visa waiver expected to strengthen Belarus-China friendship

The visa waiver will strengthen friendly ties between the peoples of Belarus and China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said as he visited the Border Guard Service Institute of Belarus on 6 August, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat noted that the visa-free travel program will make travels between the two countries more convenient.


Belarusian farmers encouraged to collect every grain

It is necessary to put maximum effort into making sure that the harvest in the country is as large as possible. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions as he was made familiar with the organization of the grain harvesting campaign in Minsk District on 1 August, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko remarked that this year the grain yield in many countries is expected to be much lower due to hot weather.


Belarus' central bank considering reducing key lending rate to 9-9.5% p.a. by late 2019

The refinancing rate may be reduced to 9-9.5% per annum by the end of 2019, BelTA learned from the report delivered by Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) Sergei Kalechits at a recent session of the board.

The government and the central bank are working hard on the guidelines for developing the national economy and the monetary management sphere in 2019.


Kobyakov, Medvedev discuss Belarus-Russia economic cooperation

Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev have discussed trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, TASS has informed.

At the meeting in Saint Petersburg the premiers focused on trade and economic cooperation in power engineering, manufacturing industry, agriculture and other sectors. They also reviewed progress in implementing joint projects.


Belarus to draw up code of civil servant

Plans are in place to develop a code or charter of a civil servant in Belarus, Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalya Kochanova told the media in Minsk on 26 July, BelTA has learned.

“We have a law on civil service. Additions and amendments are made to it as planned. The law is in for revision this year. But today we were set the task to draw up a charter of a civil servant or a code of sorts.


Belarus harvests 1 million tonnes of grain

Belarusian agrarians have cropped the first million tonnes of grain, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 25 July, Belarus harvested 367,800 hectares planted to cereal and leguminous crops, which is 17.2% of the sown area. The country harvested more than 1 million tonnes of grain already, with the average yield of 29.2 centners per hectare.


In Belarus in 2018 is planned to collect more than 1 million tons of grain of corn

2B of Belarus in 2018 is planned to collect more than 1 million tons of grain of corn, "The rural newspaper" the Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats has reported in an interview , BELTA reports.

the Minister has emphasized that this year there will be enough grain to ensure food security.


Retirement pensions up by 10% on average in Belarus as from 1 August

Retirement pensions will be raised by an average of 10% in Belarus as from 1 August as a result of recalculation in line with the decree Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed on 17 July, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.

The decree provides for recalculating retirement pensions as from 1 August 2018 due to the growing average salary of working Belarusians by adjusting the actual earnings of pensioners bearing in mind the average salary used during the previous recalculation of pensions.

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