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Belarusian Belorusneft to repair Arctic gas wells
GOMEL (BelTA) – OOO Belorusneft-Siberia has won a tender to perform repair operations in the South Tambeiskoye gas condensate field, the company's press service told BelTA.
The gas condensate field is located on the eastern shore of the Yamal Peninsula in Russia. The proven reserves are estimated at 926 billion m3 of natural gas. OAO Yamal LNG takes care of natural gas extraction, liquefaction, and deliveries. It is a joint venture established by PAO Novatek, the French concern...
Call on younger generations to remember Great Patriotic War lessons
GOMEL, 26 November (BelTA) – Younger generations should remember the lessons of the Great Patriotic War, Gomel Mayor Piotr Kirichenko stressed as he took part in an event to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Gomel from the Nazi invaders, BelTA has learned.
Taking part in the event at the Eternal Flame were senior officials of the city of Gomel and Gomel Oblast, war and labor veterans, members of the underground and partisan movement, military units,...
Gomel Oblast hospitals receive new equipment under Japanese grant program
GOMEL, 21 November (BelTA) – Three hospitals of Gomel Oblast have received grants worth a total of $217,000 to buy medical equipment under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program. Gomel Oblast Children's Teaching Hospital hosted a handover ceremony of medical equipment on 21 November, BelTA has learned.
The hospital used the $80,400 grant to buy a system for videoimage endoscopy for its endoscopy unit. The Japanese Grassroots program has been...
Mozyr Oil Refinery going through largest, lengthiest overhaul
MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) – Mozyr Oil Refinery is going through the largest and lengthiest overhaul in the company's history, BelTA has learned.
According to Mozyr Oil Refinery's Facebook page, the volume and the extent of the current repairs exceed those of any of the previous repair campaigns by far. More than half of the work has already been done. More than 1,000 specialists from 17 construction and repair companies of Belarus, Russia, and Germany are working at various...
Gomel, China's Handan to enter into twinning relationship
GOMEL, 22 October (BelTA) – A memorandum of intent to establish twinning links between Belarus' Gomel and China's Handan (Hebei Province) was signed at the meeting of Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei with a Chinese delegation on 22 October, BelTA has learned.
The document was signed by Gomel Mayor Piotr Kirichenko and Handan Deputy Mayor Wu Jinliang.
Gennady Solovei expressed confidence that the memorandum will facilitate mutually beneficial cooperation across multiple...
Twelve athletes from Gomel Oblast qualify for 2020 Olympics
GOMEL, 15 October (BelTA) – Twelve athletes from Gomel Oblast have already qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This information was announced during the celebration of local athletes who clinched medals at the 2nd European Games and their coaches on 15 October, BelTA has learned.
Taking part in the ceremony was Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei. He expressed confidence that the key to success lies with good sports infrastructure and facilities coupled with...
IOM to help install vehicle scanner in Belarusian-Ukrainian border checkpoint Novaya Guta
MINSK, (BelTA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will participate in a project, which envisages the installation of a stationary x-ray vehicle scanner in the Belarusian-Ukrainian border checkpoint Novaya Guta, representatives of the State Customs Committee told BelTA.
The IOM is also expected to participate in a project, which provides for developing a mobile app to assist travelers with crossing the state border. The State Customs Committee of Belarus is the...
One company now runs Druzhba oil pipeline system in Belarus
MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian companies in charge of operating the oil pipeline system Druzhba – OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba and OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba – have been merged into one company as of 1 October, BelTA learned from representatives of OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba.
The decision to merge the two companies was made at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders. OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba will operate as part of the Gomel-based company as the oil...
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Belorusneft seeks American expertise to reach unconventional oil reservoirs
GOMEL, 3 September (BelTA) – American specialists intend to help Belarusian oil industry workers with reaching unconventional oil reservoirs. The idea was discussed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the petroleum consulting company Miller&Lents Robert Oberst visited Gomel, the press service of the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft told BelTA.
Possible cooperation may focus on hard-to-recover reserves such as reservoirs with extremely low permeability.
Belarusian companies sign contracts worth $120m in Belgrade
BELGRADE (BelTA) – Belarusian companies have signed contracts worth $120 million in Serbia, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich after a Belarusian-Serbian business forum on 3 December.
The official said: “The total sum of the contracts that have been signed is roughly $120 million. We are talking about the export of Belarusian products. It is quite a good result because, unfortunately, our trade turnover is rather...
Great Stone new resident to produce electric passenger vehicles in Belarus
SMOLEVICHI DISTRICT (BelTA) – HESS Great Stone, a subsidiary of the Swiss company Carrosserie HESS AG, is implementing a project to produce electric passenger vehicles in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. A ceremony to launch the production premises and also to assign it the status of a Great Stone resident company took place on 26 November, BelTA has learned.
A modular assembly system is at the heart of the production technology. This mode of transport does not...
Slavianski Bazaar music festival seeks to bring new artists to Vitebsk
VITEBSK, 20 November (BelTA) – The organizers of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar want to see new artists at the festival. People have been invited to put forward their proposals in social networks, BelTA learned from the organizers of the festival.
The artist should be a newcomer to the festival. “We value every opinion, but some things are not possible due to technical capabilities, the seating capacity of venues, and other factors. We ask people to bear...
Belarus win FIRST Global Challenge 2019
MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – A team from Belarus won the international robot technology competition FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai, BelTA learned from the official website of the competition.
A total of 189 teams took part in the event. Belarus was represented by two school students and three university students.
FIRST Global Challenge is an annual international robot technology competition. The organizer is the International First Committee Association. This year the...
Four new residents to move into China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone within weeks
MINSK(BelTA) – The family of companies residing in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone may grow larger with four new residents within the next several weeks, BelTA learned from Head of the Industrial Park Administration Aleksandr Yaroshenko.
According to the source, the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone is now home to 55 companies. The latest declared investments stand at $1.1 billion. Aleksandr Yaroshenko said: “We expect a Swiss resident to arrive by the end...
Belarusian food on display in Uzbekistan on 27-29 November
MINSK, 16 October (BelTA) – Belarusian companies will present their products during the international food industry expo UzProdExpo 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, representatives of the National Marketing Center of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.
The expo is scheduled to take place on 27-29 November. During the expo food producers will be able to establish business contacts with distributors, retailers, and consumers, thus contributing to larger Belarusian...
Belarusian BelAZ to ship batch of 130-tonne haul trucks to Indonesia
MINSK (BelTA) – The Belarusian automobile engineering company BelAZ will ship a batch of 130-tonne haul trucks to Indonesia. The relevant contract with representatives of the company PT Darma Henwa Tbk was signed in Jakarta, BelTA has learned.
Eight BelAZ 75131 trucks will be shipped to East Kalimantan Province where they will be used to transport overburden in a coal pit. The vehicles have been tweaked taking into account climatic conditions (a certain type of rubber is used, an...
Major logistics hub to open near Belarusian-Polish border checkpoint Berestovitsa on 10 October
MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – A major transportation and logistics hub will be opened near the border checkpoint Berestovitsa at the Belarusian-Polish border on 10 October, BelTA learned from Director of OOO Bremino Group Oleg Bortsov on 1 October.
The executive said: “We opened a transportation and logistics hub near the border checkpoint Bruzgi in 2016. We will open another major transportation and logistics hub near the border checkpoint Berestovitsa in October. We expected the...
Top inbound markets for Belarus during 2018 revealed
MINSK, 25 September (BelTA) – The number of tourists coming to Belarus rises every year. In 2018 Belarus saw 11.5 million inbound visitors, including 365,500 people from 122 countries buying trips from travel agencies, BelTA learned from the statistics report released by the National Statistics Committee of Belarus on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
In 2016 and 2017 Belarus saw over 10.9 million and 11 million arrivals respectively including the people who crossed the state...
More Belarusian cities join European Mobility Week
MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – This year 76 Belarusian cities and towns have joined the European Mobility Week, which is a record high since the country started participating in this campaign, Oksana Yuchkovich, a consultant with the department for regulation of impacts on the air, climate change and examination at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, said at the press conference on 17 September, BelTA has learned.
“The European Mobility Week is an...
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