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Independence Day military parade in Minsk to feature about 6,000 participants
The Independence Day military parade will involve about 6,000 people and 500 vehicles, Vladimir Makarov, the head of the information department, spokesperson for the main directorate for ideology at the Belarusian Defense Ministry, told a press conference on 26 June, BelTA has learned. The military parade will be one of the highlights of the Independence Day celebrations. It will involve about 6,000 people, including the support staff. The parade will feature 500 units of military...
International conference on 950th anniversary of Minsk to take place 7-8 September
The international scientific conference Minsk and Minskers: Ten Centuries of History will take place in the Belarusian capital city on 7-8 June, BelTA learned from the Minsk City Hall. The forum is dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk. It is organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), the History Institute of the NASB, the Minsk City Hall. The conference will focus on a wide range of topics, namely ancient Minsk of the 11th - 13th centuries, Minsk in the...
Average life expectancy of Belarusians projected at 74.5 years in 2017
The average life expectancy of Belarusians is forecast to make up 74.5 years in 2017, BelTA learned from Yelena Bogdan, the head of the central office for medical aid organization at the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry. The government program People's Health and Demographic Security is well underway. In 2016 all the tasks set forth in the program were accomplished. The program was described successful during the meeting of Belarus' Council of Ministers. "The target was to increase the...
Digital registration for foreigners in Belarus by year end
A system for the digital registration of foreigners will go online in Belarus by the end of the year, the press service of the Belarusian Interior Ministry told BelTA. On 2 June 2017 the Council of Ministers of Belarus released resolution No.412 to amend the rules of stay of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Republic of Belarus. The changes will come into force on 15 July 2017. In line with the new rules foreigners will no longer have to personally show up at the...
Over 500 companies to take part in Belagro 2017
More than 500 companies will participate in the Belagro 2017 agricultural expo, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich told the media on 5 June, BelTA has learned. "One of the features of this year's expo is the number of participants: 507 companies from 25 countries and 21 official foreign delegations," Leonid Marinich said. Belagro 2017 will be held in the trade and logistic center Globus in the agro-town Shchomyslitsa, Minsk District on 6-10 June. For the...
Heavy investments earmarked for Belarusian mechanical engineering industry
There are plans to invest Br17.5 billion in the development of Belarus' mechanical engineering industry by 2030, BelTA learned from Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk during the plenary session held on 24 May to discuss the innovation-driven and investment-powered development of the country's mechanical engineering industry. According to the source, a strategy has been put together to improve the competitive ability of Belarusian products in 2017-2020 and ultimately in the period...
Average life expectancy of Belarusians to exceed 74 years in 2017
The average life expectancy of Belarusians will exceed 74 years in 2017, BelTA learned from Belarusian Healthcare Minister Valery Malashko. The official noted: "We've been noticing positive trends in the development of demographic processes. In 2017 the life expectancy of the Belarus population will exceed 74 years. Trends registered in the first quarter of the year allow us to say so." Valery Malashko noted that accomplishments of Belarusian healthcare are obvious: medical...
Lukashenko: Generation of victors create powerful economic, cultural potential
The generation of the victors created a powerful economic and cultural potential. This became the basis for the further development of Belarus, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the flower ceremony at the Victory Memorial in Minsk as Belarus celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Great Victory on 9 May, BelTA has learned. "The Nazis turned our blossoming land into ruins. In order to raise from the ashes, Belarus had to fight yet another enormous battle, that time with...
Belarusian scientists invent new robot locomotion ways
Belarusian scientists have come up with new ways of robot locomotion, BelTA learned from Grigory Prokopovich, Head of the Robot Technology Systems Lab of the United Informatics Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), before the roundtable session on robot technology for young scientists on 5 May. The scientist said: "Robot locomotion is a major problem at the moment. The walking robots we see in the movies do exist but they cost $300,000-500,000 apiece. This is...
Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko presented state prizes and awards to workers of various industries. The ceremony took place at the Palace of Independence on 28 April, BelTA has learned. "Today is a remarkable day for all of you and for the country in general. In the solemn atmosphere in the run-up to the May holidays we honor the best people of Belarus whose labor and creative achievements bring glory and respect to our young and sovereign state," Alexander Lukashenko said. The...