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18 July 2017
MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian organizations and self-employed businessmen shipped 209.4 million tonnes of cargo in H1 2017, up 2.3% from the same period of last year, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus. Freight turnover climbed by 4.9% from H1 2016 to total 64.8 billion tonne-kilometers. The Belarusian carriers transported 984 million passengers, 94.9% as against the same period a year earlier. Passenger traffic amounted to 11.8 billion...
11 July 2017
MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) – The number of online stores in Belarus has surged 3.5 times over the last five years, Violetta Brezovskaya, Head of the Department for the Organization of Trade and Services at the Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry, told a press conference on 10 July, BelTA has learned. As of 1 July 2017, there were over 15,000 online stores in Belarus, 51% of them owned by private entrepreneurs and 48% by legal entities. The majority of online stores are...
4 July 2017
MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards to representatives of various professions on 4 July, BelTA has learned. Orders, medals, honorary titles have been conferred on about 40 people. “In accordance with a good tradition, during Independence Day celebrations we honor distinguished citizens of our country. It is symbolic that the main national holiday in Belarus is associated with the liberation of the country from the Nazi invasion, the...
28 June 2017
MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Belarus views Vietnam as a reliable partner of strategic importance. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko made the statement as he met with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on 27 June, BelTA has learned. The MP said: “We consider the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to be a reliable and strategically important partner.” In his words, the two countries have been friends even since the Soviet...
18 July 2017
MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – Summer youth camp Explore. Act. Share dedicated to countering trafficking in persons was opened in Volozhin District, Minsk Oblast on 17 July, BelTA learned from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Belarus. The summer camp is dedicated to the World Day against Trafficking in Persons celebrated on 30 July. The camp makes part of the IOM program Stop Trafficking in Persons launched in Belarus in 2016. Belarus became the first country...
11 July 2017
MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) - Belarusian Railways and the Belarusian mobile carrier Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) launched free Wi-Fi service in testing mode at the Belarusian railway stations on 10 July, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian railway operator. Wi-Fi hotspots have been set up in waiting areas and lobbies at the railway stations of Minsk, Orsha, Molodechno, Borisov, Baranovichi, Lida, Grodno, Luninets, Pinsk, Gomel, Zhlobin, Kalinkovichi, Mogilev, Osipovichi,...
4 July 2017
MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Anatoly Isachenko Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee, BelTA has learned. Alexander Lukashenko said: “The oblast is a large one, half the country. I cannot say the oblast has been developed well. You may have felt it while working as an aide. But every governor has contributed something to the development of Minsk Oblast.” The head of state remarked that Anatoly Isachenko knows how the...
28 June 2017
MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – The international conference on tourism “Destination branding : innovative ideas for attracting tourists” will be held in Minsk on 6-7 July, Anna Mukha, the head of marketing and tourist services at the tourism department of the Sport and Tourism Ministry, told a press conference in BelTA’s press center. The conference will bring together representatives of ministries, city and regional tourist administrations, non-governmental organizations working in...

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