Belarusian MPs vote for optimizing oil supplies to Belarus

Belarusian MPs vote for optimizing oil supplies to Belarus

The new legislative season is open today in Belarus. Deputies of the lower house of parliament started work in the morning.

At the moment, parliamentarians voted to amend the law "On the National Academy of Sciences." The amendments give the Academy the right to elect honorary members foreign citizens who have made a significant contribution to the development of science.

The deputies also approved an agreement on financing cross-border cooperation. Such a partnership is beneficial for Belarus, because these are significant financial resources of the EU which help in the development of the Belarusian border regions.

For example: the budget of the program "Poland-Belarus-Ukraine" is 200 million euros, while the budget of "Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus" is 81 million.

Olga Popko, Deputy Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
On the border of Latvia and Belarus, two out-of-competition projects will be implemented. One of them is the construction of roads that connect points Grigorovshchina and Paternieki on the Latvian-Belarusian border.

And the second project is also the construction of a checkpoint on the Latvian border.

Since 2007, cooperation has been established between partners in each program. For example, a large complex was built in Brest for the Ministry of Emergencies, where new specialists are trained. You understand what the borderland is... For example, in case of a fire you need to react fast. These systems were worked out when the previous program was implemented. And, of course, cultural programs.

Deputies also considered the pressing "oil issue".

A protocol has been ratified that will help improve the efficiency of the oil refining industry. Prior to this, 23 million tons of Russian oil was supplied through the pipeline and 1 million by rail. Now the whole volume will come only through pipelines. This benefits the budget and oil companies. In total, about 30 documents have been prepared for consideration by parliamentarians.