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7 March 2018
MINSK (BelTA) – As of early 2018 there were 5.1 million women in Belarus, or 53.4% of the country's total population. More than 78% of women live in cities and towns, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee.   The average Belarusian woman was 42.6 years old as of early 2017. Women living in cities are much younger than female rural dwellers (41 and 47.8 years old respectively).   Every third female engaged in economic activity had a diploma of higher education,...
27 February 2018
MINSK, 27 February (BelTA) – The state is considering the possibility of selling shares in the mobile carrier BeST (life:) trademark). The matter was discussed during the government conference held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 27 February to discuss development prospects of the Belarusian telecommunication services market, BelTA has learned.   Alexander Lukashenko said: “Some of the basic things that affect the speed and scale of informatization are the state and...
20 February 2018
MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – As many as 43 Belarusian enterprises have been earmarked for privatization in 2018, BelTA learned from Chairman of the State Property Committee of Belarus Andrei Gayev on 20 February.   According to the source, a working list of such enterprises is compiled every year in association with ministries. A renewed list featuring 43 joint-stock companies and unitary enterprises has been prepared this year. Some of the names were inherited from the previous list...
13 February 2018
MINSK, 13 February (BelTA) – Belarusians will be able to vote early in the forthcoming elections to the local councils of deputies from 13 to 17 February 2018, BelTA has learned. Polling stations will be opened from 10h00 to 19h00 with a lunch break between 14h00 and 16h00. According to the Central Election Commission (CEC), everyone who is unable to come to the polls on 18 February will have an opportunity to cast their votes early in support of one of the candidates. For those who are...
6 February 2018
MINSK(BelTA) – Belarus has made it to the top 20 countries with the best e-government services, according to a research conducted by the company Artezio, BelTA informs. Artezio analysts evaluated e-government services in different countries and ranked Belarus 18th in the list of countries with the most comfortable and technologically advanced services. Artezio pointed to the rapid evolution of e-government services in the country, many of which are on par with the European analogues in...
1 February 2018
MINSK(BelTA) – The amount of remittances sent to Belarus jumped by 15.5% in 2017 over the prior year, BelTA learned from the National Bank of Belarus. In 2017, the Belarusian citizens received $373.67 million in remittances from abroad through international money transfer systems versus $323.37 million in 2016. Meanwhile, $164.567 million was sent from Belarus abroad in 2017, up 8.7% from 2016 ($151.31 million). The average amount of a money transfer to Belarus in 2017 was $330.12...
24 January 2018
MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – The recent results achieved by Belarusian athletes inspire optimism ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games, chief of the Belarusian mission to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang Alexander Baraulya told a press conference on 24 January, BelTA has learned.   “The athletes have now approached the final stage in their preparation for the games. A lot has been done, including with the support of Head of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko and the...
17 January 2018
MINSK DISTRICT(BelTA) – Plans have been made to set up traditional Chinese medicine centers in every oblast capital in Belarus, noted Alexander Sivakov, a chief non-resident alternative health specialist of the Healthcare Ministry. Alexander Sivakov took part in the inauguration of such a center at the Minsk Oblast Clinic Hospital in the agrotown of Lesnoi, Minsk District, BelTA has learned. “Traditional Chinese medicine centers have already become operational in Minsk, Grodno,...
10 January 2018
MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian State Technological University, the Mogilev State University of Food Technologies and the Vitebsk State Technological University signed an agreement to set up a joint educational, scientific and production technological cluster, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian State Technological University.   The main objective of setting up the cluster is to develop innovative approaches to technological education and ensuring the...
27 December 2017
MINSK (BelTA) – Work to extend the visa-free travel stay time for tourists, who enter the country via the Minsk National Airport, will continue, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi on 26 December.   For now tourists from 80 countries can stay in Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter via the Minsk National Airport. According to Mikhail Portnoi, ways to improve the existing procedures and terms to bring more tourists...
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