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20 March 2017
An independent project dedicated to Italian culture and art may become part of the program of the 26th international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from Alexander Sidorenko, director of the forum and President of the World Association of Festivals (WAF), on 16 March. Alexander Sidorenko said: "We constantly stay in touch with our partners in different countries and with diplomatic missions. A short while ago I met with the ambassador of Italy to Belarus. We...
10 March 2017
An initiative to prevent children injuries has begun in Vitebsk as part of an EU-UN project, BelTA learned from Olga Bizikova, the coordinator of the local initiative, Chairwoman of the Vitebsk District Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross. The Vitebsk Oblast Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross and partnering organizations, which include the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Children,...
3 March 2017
Belarus' largest power substation Postavy is supposed to start working as part of the national power grid in May, BelTA learned from Yuri Mitkovets, Deputy Director General for Capital Construction of the Vitebsk Oblast electrical company Vitebskenergo. The construction of Belarus' largest 330kV power substation in Postavy proceeds on schedule. The equipment made mainly in China or in Europe has been fully installed. Only small things still need to be taken care of. Cable lines have been...
21 February 2017
The visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries will help the International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk attract more visitors from different states, BelTA has learned from Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival. "The statistics over recent years show that ticket sales in other countries have been growing. The visa-free entry to our country will help us expand the geography of visitors. We welcome this decision. Our foreign partners often suggested that we...
15 February 2017
New horizons open up in Belarusian-Indian cooperation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Pankaj Saxena said during a meeting with senior officials of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee on 9 February, BelTA has learned. The diplomat is visiting Vitebsk Oblast these days: on 8 February he went to Orsha and will travel to Novopolotsk on 10 February. Talking to reporters after the meeting...
31 January 2017
Egypt shows interest in greenhouse vegetable growing, poultry processing and bakery industries in Belarus, Belarus' Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told reporters. The delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt arrived in Vitebsk Oblast on a visit on 30 January. The delegation is studying the agricultural potential of Belarus. An exhibition was prepared in Orsha to showcase the products made by the leading agricultural enterprises of Vitebsk Oblast. "The head of state has...
26 January 2017
Vitebsk rescue workers intend to implement three transboundary projects, Head of the Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry Alexander Klobuk told BelTA. The Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry pays great attention to the development of international cooperation and continually bolsters ties with the states that border on the region (Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania). "Last year we submitted applications for participation in several...
19 January 2017
Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast is gearing up to host a tractor rally to be held by Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark), BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee. The rally will run from the agrotown of Parizh to the village of Mosar through Postavy District and Glubokoye District. The racers will cover a total distance of 12km on an off-road track. The race will wrap up with an awards ceremony and a concert at the St Anna Cathedral in Mosar. MTZ spokesman Pavel Tukhto said...
11 January 2017
The Smolensk public organization of the Russian Youth Union and the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of the Belarusian youth union BRSM plan to develop cooperation through joint projects in 2017, First Secretary of the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union Viktor Glushin told BelTA. It is expected that the corresponding agreement on cooperation will be signed during an open dialogue entitled as Youth Unions: Different or Alike?, which is due to take place in Smolensk Oblast on 13-14...
3 January 2017
Scientific progress is one of the driving forces of the country's development, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko told BelTA. "Our country cannot move forward without the development of science. Innovative projects, new technologies should form the lion's share of the gross value added of the Belarusian economy," the speaker is convinced. "Belarus has created a good scientific base. It includes the Academy of Sciences,...