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25.09.2017

BelAZ awards its best employees
BelAZ awards its best employees The export of BelAZ-the largest manufacturer of dumping trucks in the world- has nearly doubled. The year hasn’t finished yet, however, the plant has already reached the figures of the previous year. Before the Day of machine builders, the best workers of the BelAZ pant were awarded in Zhodino. The plant also had an open day, everyone who wished to could see how the plant works.

24.05.2017

First BelGee industrial car batch to be ready by July 2017
First BelGee industrial car batch to be ready by July 2017 Construction and installation works are almost 100% complete. The base workshops - welding, painting and assembly, as well as testing - will be ready by June 15. They will then be tested: more than 200 cars are expected to be assembled over the first three days. Experts will evaluate the performance of equipment, quality of assembly. By the end of 2017 BelGee plant has to reach a capacity of 60,000 cars a year.
Belarus ready to make tires for largest quarry dumpers on the planet
Belshina ready to make tires for largest quarry dumpers on the planet The largest Belarusian radial tire, with a diameter of three and a half meters, was presented at Bobruisk’s Belshina. This is a large-sized product for quarry dump trucks with a load capacity of up to 240 tons. The release of the tire marks the completion of another stage of the enterprise's modernization. 3.5 meters in diameter and 3.5 tons of high-tech rubber. This is the largest tire ever produced in Belarus.

12.05.2017

BSU opens branch of marketing department at MTZ
Belarusian State University opens branch of marketing department at MTZ On May 12, a new branch of the marketing department of the Belarusian State University was opened at the MTZ company. Now, students will be able to see the entire technological process from inside during training. The sides have agreed to conduct profile and practical training. Representatives of MTZ will also assist students in the preparation of term and diploma papers.

09.05.2017

MTZ's creative Victory Day congratulation
MTZ's creative Victory Day congratulation (video) Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) decided to organize an unusual congratulation on Victory Day.  One hour before midnight, 160 vehicles and tractors lined up at the plant entrance. Exactly at midnight, they turned on dipped headlights forming the word ПОБЕДА! (in Russian: "Victory!"). Thus MTZ became one of the first to congratulate Belarusians on the holiday. How does Belarus usually mark Victory Day? See here.

19.04.2017

Super street cleaner presented in Minsk
Cutting-edge street cleaner presented in Belarus The latest development of Belarusian automobile industry, referred to as "super machine" for treatment of urban waste water, was presented in Minsk April 19. Even before the official presentation of the model, the developer company received bids from foreign partners. Tomorrow the Belarusian-Danish showpiece will be exported to St. Petersburg, Russia.

11.04.2017

Tasting of Belarusian herring
Product with logo NORGE inspires confidence. Why Belarusians and Norwegians like herring Matias? Today a lot of attention is paid to Belarus-Russia relations. The reason for it is the meeting of Belarusian and Russian presidents in St. Petersburg and the interview with Alexander Lukashenko. There was a phrase in this interview that the Europeans came to Belarus, saw the Belarusian products and admired the quality. Many brands have been known in the world for a long time. We can find Belarusian herring (which is not from Zaslawskaye Reservoir, but from the Norwegian coast) even in shops in Australia and New Zealand!

03.04.2017

Getting birch sap
Birch sap in Belarus: How and where to get it? Russians will be hardly surprised by birch sap. But it turns out that this drink, which is known even in America and which is waited for in space, has become a Belarusian brand. Perhaps because of the fact that legendary Pesniary (a popular Soviet Belarusian folk rock vocal-instrumental ensemble) sang “How birches weep.” Alyona Syrova also enjoys birch sap.

17.02.2017

Belarusian e-buses may appear in China
Belarusian e-buses may appear in China Belarusian e-buses may appear in China. A government delegation from Sichuan Province has visited the Belarusian e-bus producer and tested the transport novelty. Today, this machinery meets international ecological standards, which is especially important for China because of smog problems.

15.02.2017

Belarusian flax and shoes will be supplied to India
Belarusian flax and shoes will be supplied to India Belarusian flax will be supplied to Mumbai, with shoe supplies being on the cards too. This information was announced on 9 Februaryby enterprises of the Vitebsk region of Belarus. The potential contract portfolio with these two countries is estimated at one billion dollars. Moreover, a presentation of a Belarusian leather and footwear holding company will be held in India in March.
Belarusian brands exhibited at Prodexpo 2017
Belarusian brands exhibited at Prodexpo 2017 The largest specialized exhibition Prodexpo 2017 took place in Russia, Moscow. This event brought together several thousand companies from almost 60 countries. Beef and poultry productionsare the best-selling items o fBelarusian manufacturers. Belarus traded with over 60 countriesin 2016. The export of meat to African countries has increased five times. Moreover, farmers bet on the Chinese consumer in the next six months.

14.02.2017

Alexander Lukashenko discusses methods of trust management of insolvent enterprises
Alexander Lukashenko discusses methods of trust management of insolvent enterprises Belarus may introduce the institution of trust management of enterprises. On February 9, the Government presented the new legislative initiative to the President. Its meaning is simple. Unprofitable plants, factories and state-owned agricultural farms will be given to private investors temporarily (for five years). The new leadership should help restore the operation of these companies, and in return the temporary managers will keep part of the profits.

07.02.2017

Norwegian shares impressions about tractor Belarus
Norwegian shares impressions about tractor Belarus Belarusian tractors have become almost a family member for their foreign owners. One of the fans of the tractor Belarus is a Norwegian man.He took part in a new promotional video. His confession was really unusual. He admitted that if the tractor was a woman, she would be in his bed! Life goes in its measured way to the north-east of Oslo. This region is traditionally agricultural. There are a lot of plains here. Buildings are prohibited in these fields. This land can be only cultivated. In addition, tractors Belarus cope well with it.

03.01.2017

BelAZ to step up export by 10% in 2017 The Belarusian truck producer BelAZ has received orders for 2017 and plans to increased output by 15% and export by 10%. The contract package for H1 2017 is fully formed. On January 3, the company starts its work in the new year. The management has decided not to have long Christmas holidays. It is necessary to deliver machinery on both CIS markets as well as far abroad. Cooperation with North and Latin America is especially active.

02.01.2017

MAZ develops 'smart truck' responding to road conditions
MAZ develops 'smart truck' responding to road conditions Minsk Automobile Plant has completed the testing of a "smart truck", which will be able to independently respond to changing road situations and, if necessary, intervene in the work of the driver: increase or reduce speed, stop the vehicle and warn about the danger. According to MAZ, the truck is equipped with advanced electronic systems of active safety that can prevent accidents. If the vehicle detects an obstacle ahead, to which the driver does not react (if he is asleep or distracted), the car will brake itself urgently.

30.12.2016

Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016
Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016 Mongolia, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan - Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines is expanding the geography of champagne supplies. But, of course, the greatest award, which the company takes pride in, is the choice of buyers, with demand reaching its peak just before the New Year. The quality of Sovetskoye champagne is confirmed by numerous awards. Over the 38-year history, the plant has received more than 140 accolades. One of the latest is the Choice of the Year 2016.

13.12.2016

Belarus' MTZ to open assembly plant in South Africa
Belarus' MTZ to open assembly plant in South Africa Minsk Tractor Plant will open an assembly plant in South Africa. Preliminary agreements on cooperation have already been signed. In particular, the document envisages the establishment of a tractor assembly plant in South Africa. In the near future, foreign partners will determine the range of equipment that will be assembled at the new production facility.

08.12.2016

Christian Louboutin presented Belarusian overshoes
Christian Louboutin presented with Belarusian overshoes The famous fashion designer Christian Louboutin got familiar with Belarusian galoshes (overshoes) in the program "Evening Urgant" on Channel One Russia.  The showman Ivan Urgant and the creator of brand shoes with red-lacquered soles, who became especially famous in Russia after the song of the Leningrad band, were just discussing forgeries, which, according to the designer, he can always tell by the smell. In this regard, Urgant presented the guest with a gift - galoshes.

02.12.2016

MAZ conducts school bus crash-test
MAZ conducts school bus crash-test The new model of the Belarusian school bus has been tested for durability. The crash test was conducted in Russia. The impact affected only the body of the vehicle. Mannequins on passenger seats, with seat belts on, were not injured. If there were people in the bus during the experiment, they would not have received serious injuries and bruises. MAZ will start producing this make of bus in Minsk in 2017.

22.11.2016

Minsk electric bus entering new markets
Minsk electric bus entering new markets The manufacturer of Belarusian electric buses is considering the possibility of supplies to Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. There is some interest from Europe too. Electric buses will start plying the city of Minsk next week. However, these will be only tests. Buses will go without passengers. E-bus Vitovt is the first environmentally-friendly mode of transport produced in Belarus. It was presented this spring. The vehicle can go without contact with the network and then be recharged on the endpoints.

15.11.2016

President Lukashenko meets the workers of MogilevKhimvolokno
Belarus President visits MogilevKhimvolokno company The President of the Republic of Belarus has visited MogilevKhimvolokno company. By 2020, this giant of Belarusian chemical industry will turn into an entirely new enterprise. Modernization will ensure the needed radical qualitative changes, according to the task given by President Lukashenko. Many people have worked here for decades, like their parents did, along with their spouses and adult children.

08.11.2016

Belarus' MTZ presents powerful 450hp tractor in Minsk
Belarus' MTZ presents powerful 450hp tractor in Minsk On October Revolution Day, November 7, Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) presented another novelty. This is a powerful that has 450hp under the hood. At the moment, it is the most powerful machinery in the former Soviet Union. The new Belarus tractor can replace 15 conventional tractors in a field. The presentation took place during the International Team Power Extreme World Cup. The participants used the new model to set a world record - pull a 18-ton tractor 6 meters.

03.10.2016

Birch juice, chocolate, salo: Which Belarusian products are popular among Chinese people
Birch juice, chocolate, salo: Which Belarusian products are popular among Chinese people The phrase “Made in China” is the most popular one. Chinese people often say that if you like some people you want to become close with them. That’s happening between Belarus and China. Sergei Shitik, butcher at the meat-packing factory:Molodechno is a very small town, so it is very prestigious that our meat, our products are exported to China. Van Shaomun, interpreter:In China we have Belarusian birch juice and a lot of chocolate Alenka.

23.09.2016

New building of largest machine manufacturing factory opens in Belarus
New building of largest machine manufacturing factory opens in Belarus On September 23, a new building was open at one of the largest machine manufacturing factories in Belarus.  The creation of additional areas is a fundamentally new approach in the sphere of the production of mining equipment. International standards and high competition make machine manufacturers work on the aesthetics of production and products’ appearance. Painting, washing, diagnosis and first test drive are some of the features of a modern complex.

04.09.2016

Environmentally friendly and practical: cast-iron cookware appears in Minsk shops
Environmentally friendly and practical: cast-iron cookware appears in Minsk shops An essential part of delicious dishes. Cast-iron cookware of domestic manufacture appeared on the shelves of the capital's shops. The traditional Belarusian cookware was produced at the plant Legmash in Orsha. It became possible after the modernization of the casting house took place. The manufacturing is just beginning, but the workers of the plant promise to deliver environmentally friendly and practical cast-iron cookware to all Belarus’ regions.

22.08.2016

Businessmen discuss marketing of Belarusian brands
Businessmen discuss marketing of Belarusian brands How to improve the competitiveness of Belarusian products and increase their sales on the domestic market? That was the issue discussed by businessmen, heads of enterprises of light industry, representatives of trade organizations during their meeting. The participants of the meeting shared their views and made proposals on how to market Belarusian brands in a more effective way.

15.08.2016

First branded Belavia aircraft
Flying cornflower: first branded Belavia plane arrives from USA to Minsk The first branded plane of Belavia Belarusian Airlines with its new livery landed in Minsk at noon. It took off right from the production line of the factory in Seattle. The body of the aircraft is white, the tail is blue and the plane has an image of a cornflower that is one of the symbols of Belarus. The cabin of the aircraft can accommodate up to 189 passengers. It has ergonomic seats, spacious overhead lockers, and special lighting system.  Moreover, aircraft characteristics were significantly improved.

04.08.2016

New markets and more jobs: how can Belarusian companies fulfill these tasks?
New markets and more jobs: how can Belarusian companies fulfill these tasks? Expand markets and create additional jobs - such tasks face Belarusian businesses today. However, not everyone succeeds in implementing them in the difficult economic situation. Today, branches of the largest industries outside Minsk face a particularly difficult situation: the number of orders has reduced and not only.

27.07.2016

Prime Minister tests BelGee car assembled in Belarus
Prime Minister test drives BelGee car assembled in Belarus The Prime Minister today test-drove cars assembled in Belarus. Andrei Kobyakov made a working trip to Minsk region. A new factory with Chinese capital is being built in Borisov.  An estimated capacity of the company in the first phase will amount to 60,000 cars per year.

25.07.2016

Belarus President makes unplanned visits to distressed enterprises of Mogilev
Belarus President makes unplanned visits to distressed enterprises of Mogilev Visiting a number of successful enterprises of the Mogilev region and the city of Mogilev, the Belarus President suddenly deviated from the planned route and made a number of unplanned visits to facilities.

22.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22
Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22 The President of Belarus on July 22 will make a working trip to the Mogilev region. The Head of State will be briefed on the implementation of instructions on socio-economic development of the region and improvement of the regional center.  

11.07.2016

Mikhail Myasnikovich visits Soligorsk Plant of Technological Equipment
Mikhail Myasnikovich visits Soligorsk Plant of Technological Equipment Financial reanimation or bankruptcy? The future of Soligorsk Technological Equipment Plant was discussed on July 8. The head of the upper house of Belarus' parliament and former prime minister, Mikhail Myasnikovich, visited the company where he got familiar with the situation and met with staff. The plant, which is about 30 years old, specializes in the manufacturing and repairs of equipment for mining and chemical industries. 

23.06.2016

BelAZ deputy general director: Belarus cannot focus on a certain segment of industry
BelAZ deputy general director: Belarus cannot focus on a certain segment of industry The CTV Channel continues to communicate with the delegates of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. Dmitry Zablotsky - Deputy Director General of the Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ) - is today with us. Currently, he is responsible for product quality and quality of life of people whose interests he represents at the National Assembly.  Almost every second family in Zhodino is today connected with BelAZ in one way or another. Zhodino development and the development of other towns and cities in general is of particular interest for Mr Zablotsky.

30.05.2016

BelAZ to supply mining equipment to Oman
BelAZ to supply mining equipment to Oman BelAZ mining equipment will be delivered to Oman. On 27 May, a delegation from that country visited the Zhodino-based company BelAZ. Specific co-operation projects were also discussed during meetings with Belarus' government. Belarus considers Oman one of the most promising trade and economic partners in the Middle East. There is a growing number of contacts between representatives of business circles of the two countries. At the same time, the sides will have to enhance cooperation, including in the investment sphere.

29.05.2016

Legends and facts about Belarus' tractor producer MTZ
Legends and facts about Belarus' tractor producer MTZ Amkodor machinery and other well-known Belarusian equipment gathers fan groups in social networks. The tractors Belarus have such fan clubs too. These days, by the way, the Belarusian tractor and tractor workers celebrate their 70th anniversary. On May 28, they even staged a tractor parade in Minsk. In principle, Belarusian tractors can take part not only in parades but also in races. Irina Zhivaeva reports about the most interesting facts in MTZ history and recent developments.
MTZ celebrates 70th anniversary with tractor parade
MTZ celebrates 70th anniversary with tractor parade (video) Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) celebrates 70-year anniversary. Over the years, 3.8 million vehicles have rolled off the production line. Today, 90% of tractors produced by MTZ are exported to 60 countries of the world. On May 28, in celebration of the significant date, a tractor parade was held in the Belarus capital Minsk (please watch the video).

20.04.2016

Fur revolution: Belarus first in Customs Union to introduce chips with goods info
Fur revolution: Belarus first in Customs Union to introduce chips with goods info Belarusian fur goods have been equipped with special chips which give full information about a particular article of clothing. You can obtain more information about goods with the help of such chips. According to specialists' research, such a marking system will let the fur business come out of the shadow. Belarus has just set foot in this sphere. 

18.04.2016

Belarusian antitank complexes Shershen to be exhibited in Malaysia
Belarusian antitank complexes Shershen to be exhibited in Malaysia Belarusian anti-tank systems will be shown at one of the largest defense and security exhibitions in the world. Today, the Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) opens in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The Belarusian exposition will feature not only the latest modifications of Shershen anti-tank complex. It will show potential customers a new family of multi-purpose armored vehicles, as well as innovative technologies in automated command and control systems.

14.04.2016

Sneakers with Belarusian embroidery enter USA shoe market
Sneakers with Belarusian embroidery enter USA shoe market Belarusian flavor as a world trend. A well-known American manufacturer of sporting goods has released sneakers with Belarusian national embroidery. The new model has several colors - red, dark blue and black. It is worth noting that clothes with Belarusian ornament were earlier released by various fashion houses of the world.  Slavic flavor is gaining momentum, fashion industry experts believe.

12.04.2016

Belarus-made parts to make up 50% in Geely cars
Belarus-made parts to make up 50% in Geely cars Belarusian-Chinese cars will consist of half of Belarus-made details until the middle of 2018. For this, a new plant for the assembly of cars is being built near Borisov.  The production capacity will amount to 120,000 copies a year. Its construction began in April 2015. So far, everything has been going on according to schedule. The plant is going to be commissioned 1 January 2017. Geely cars are supplied to the market of Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

11.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko wants to give MAZ new face
Alexander Lukashenko wants to give MAZ new face Belarus uses domestic equipment in the fields. It is not just pleasing to the eye, but also creates a sense of security (for example, food security) and pride. After all, the tractor Belarus is not only a helper in the field but a brand of the country in many regions of the world. And probably this is why Belarusian authorities treat traditional Belarusian brands with such reverence. Even if some say that MAZ is a distressed asset. President Lukashenko is convinced that Belarus needs to retain "the face of the assembly shop" (as the country is sometimes referred to).

07.04.2016

Belarus President visits MAZ, sets specific tasks for all machine-building market players
Belarus President visits MAZ, sets specific tasks for all machine-building market players Investments will be granted only for goods due to be sold in specific markets. Such a condition was set by the Belarus President on 7 April.  Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the newest pieces of machinery produced in our country, and, of course, asked about the state of affairs in the engineering industry as a whole. The head of state then talked to the staff of the enterprise. He answered people's urgent questions.

29.03.2016

BelAZ plans to conquer Thai market
BelAZ plans to conquer Thai market BelAZ plans to enter the Thai market with its machinery. Two Thai companies are interested in Belarusian rock haulers. This became known after the first Belarusian-Thai business forum, held in Bangkok. With one of them, the Zhodino company has already signed a letter of intent and plans to jointly participate in the tender for the purchase of up to 38 giant machines. 

23.03.2016

Belarusian dump trucks and buses to be produced in Vietnam
Belarusian dump trucks and buses to be produced in Vietnam Belarusian dump trucks and buses will be produced in Vietnam. The Industry Ministers of the two countries signed an agreement on March 23 in Minsk. Two joint ventures will be based on already existing plants, where they will collect finished products from kits, which will come from Belarus. In 2016, the quota will be about 600 units.  By 2020, the localization will reach 40% and Belarusian presence in the ASEAN countries will expand.

22.03.2016

BelAZ trucks on one of CIS' largest quarries in Uzbekistan
BelAZ trucks on one of CIS' largest quarries in Uzbekistan BelAZ dump trucks have begun work on one of the largest quarries in CIS in Uzbekistan. The Belarusian machines help in gold mining, coal and other minerals.  Uzbek mining companies also use Belarusian bulldozers and front loaders, which can significantly increase the production rate of rock. Working in the quarries of Uzbekistan are now more than 1,000 BelAZ trucks and other equipment units.

21.03.2016

Modernization at Belarus' Kommunarka confectionary checked by President Lukashenko
Modernization at Belarus' Kommunarka confectionary checked by President Lukashenko Mistakes in economy can be very expensive. Although sometimes it is not so noticeable. Last week, the President checked the modernization process at Kommunarka confectionary, which was 4 years ago returned under the wing of the state. The company was modernized, staff was kept and moreover, new jobs were created. A benefits package is considered one of the best in the Belarus capital. Raiders and then a foreign shareholder tried to swallow the tastiest morsel of Belarus' pastry pie several times. And each time the factory was literally defended by the President.

20.03.2016

President Lukashenko visits Kommunarka confectionary
President Lukashenko visits Kommunarka confectionary After 90 minutes, and even has less, lights on office buildings in Minsk and other Belarusian cities will turn off for an hour. Do not be afraid - it is a global event. Last year, it looked like this (you see it now on the screen). "Earth Hour" is held in the 7,000 cities to draw attention to climate change on the planet and conserve resources.
Belarus to branch out into jeans
Belarus to branch out into jeans Belarus will start to make its own jeans. Fabric for them is almost ready. In the near future, it will be brought to an optimal state and will be ready for tailoring.  At the same time, Belarusians decided to abandon the classical composition and add to the fabric some national colors: jeans are not pure cotton, but with the addition of flax. Belarus will be assisted by Turkmenistan in the jeans production - specialists from that country will be responsible for making the fabrics of different textures.

21.02.2016

New MAZ city bus model presented in Poland
New MAZ city bus model presented in Poland Minsk Automobile Plant paves way to the EU through Poland. Here, in the city of Czeladź, a new model of a MAZ city bus was presented. It is equipped with an engine that meets the Euro 6 emission standard. Inside, there is a new interior, which was created to meet the increasing requirements for the safety and comfort of passengers. In addition, the bus has a powerful air conditioning system and a cabin heating system.

15.02.2016

Belarusian dairy products highly appreciated at international exhibitions
Belarusian dairy products highly appreciated at international exhibitions Belarusian dairy produce as earned high praise from Russian buyers at the exhibition Prodexpo 2016. The forum concluded last week in Moscow. More than 50 countries were represented at the large-scale exhibition of food products in Russia. Belarus, among others, was represented by the dairy holding company Grandma's Jug, which won 30 awards. For more than 20 years, the international exhibition Prodexpo has been held. Belarus has been a traditional participant of the forum. Moreover, the country is considered one of the key participants.

10.02.2016

Stadler train
Europe's largest railway company to continue cooperation with Belkommunmash The largest manufacturer of railway equipment in Europe will continue to cooperate with Belkommunmash. A Swiss investor came to Belarus three years ago. Near Minsk, it has an assembly plant for the production of modern trains. By agreement with the Belarus government the international company is committed to cooperate with Belarusian enterprises. Grandiose plans have been prevented by the crisis and the fall in demand, but the European investor remained true to his word.

09.02.2016

Belarus to grant state support for new export market explorers
Belarus to grant state support for businesses seeking new export markets The draft program of support of Belarus' export development until 2020 is an example of a situation where the authorities are eager to get advice from the people. The document is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and submitted for public discussion. Over the last decade, Belarus has been developing ties with the markets of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which is often called by Belarusian authorities as the 'long-distance arc.' Many countries in these regions have become close partners of Belarus. For example, Venezuela and China.

07.02.2016

How may the first Belarusian smartphone look like?
How may the first Belarusian smartphone look like? Belarusian Roman Dubinka is concerned that Belarus has still not issued a single domestic smartphone. He offered his gadget’s design and said that in his opinion, the holding Horizont should produce it. In the smartphone description on behance.net (the international community where designers, illustrators and photographers exhibit their works, share experience and comment on the work of colleagues), he wrote the following:
Eel breeding farm in Belarus’ Myory
CIS’ only eel breeding farm located in Belarus’ Myory A unique eel breeding farm has appeared in Myory. It is the only farm in Belarus as well as in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) engaged in eel breeding. The breeding process of this rare and picky fish, which is listed in the Red Data Book, is realized with the help of modern domestic technologies. Two breakfasts, lunch, dinner, and snack – these are eel’s meals for one day at this unique farm.

03.02.2016

MAZ becomes new trucks sales leader in Ukraine Minsk Automobile Plant took the lead in terms of sales of new trucks in Ukraine. In 2015, 900 new trucks were registered in Ukraine and nearly a third of them are MAZ-made. Thus, compared to 2014, Minsk Automobile Plant increased its sales in Ukraine by 44%. Along with MAZ Swedish and German manifacturers are in the top three in the ranking. 

25.01.2016

Belarus' economic potential to be presented in Lyon January 25
Belarus' economic potential to be presented in Lyon January 25 The presentation of the economic and trade potential of Belarus will be held in Lyon. On January 25 a Minsk delegation will visit the French city. Representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Minsk city executive committee, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will help the Belarusian Embassy in France to present Belarus in a better way. The presentation will last 2 days.

21.01.2016

Vladimir Ulakhovich, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce
Belarusian companies mulling IPO on world's leading stock exchanges IPO as an opportunity to enter international markets. Belarusian companies are considering offering of their shares on the leading stock exchanges of the world. Many companies that became their players made their name in this way and attracted additional capital.

20.01.2016

Belarus Prime Minister visits Vitebsk Engine Repair Plant
Belarus Prime Minister visits Vitebsk Engine Repair Plant Results of the socio-economic development are being summed up in the Vitebsk region. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov January 20 visited a number of enterprises in the region. At Vitebsk Engine Repair Plant the Premier talked about import substitution. The plant produces modern agricultural machinery and equipment for livestock farms. Products are 2-3 times cheaper than foreign analogues. For example, in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences, the plant has developed a planter with simultaneous fertilization.

14.01.2016

First BelAZ trucks manufactured in Vietnam
First BelAZ trucks manufactured in Vietnam A Belarusian industrial giant is conquering Southeast Asia. The first BelAZ truck was manufactured in Vietnam. Two dump trucks with a carrying capacity of 90 tons have already been put into operation. They were assembled by Belarusian specialists together with a Vietnamese corporation. This is our first vehicle in Vietnam with such huge carrying capacity.

30.12.2015

Minsk Kristall gets certificate of compliance with international food safety standards
Minsk Kristall gets certificate of compliance with international food safety standards Minsk Kristall, Belarus' largest producer of alcoholic beverages, has received December 29 a certificate of compliance with international standards of food safety. Only 11 world manufacturers boast such a documentary evidence of quality. A special commission tests every Kristall's product that is going to hit the shelves in the near future. The geography of exports will of course increase after such an award.
MTZ tractor parade to be held in Minsk December 30
MTZ tractor parade to be held in Minsk December 30 In the evening of 30 December, an unusual New Year parade will take place in Minsk. A colorful procession of MTZ tractors will be held near the MTZ plant. The latest and the most famous examples of agricultural machinery with a festive tuning will appear in all their glory. A concert is then planned at the Christmas tree near MTZ. An unusual laser show will adorn the spectacle. A spectacular fireworks display will be the highlight of the celebration. MORE: MTZ plant in Minsk

24.12.2015

Amkodor service center network to appear in Bangladesh
Amkodor service center network to appear in Bangladesh Belarus plans to create a network of service centers for Amkodor equipment in Bangladesh. On 23 December, the Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the Belarus parliament, discussed the prospects of expanding cooperation between Belarus and that South Asian country. The sides signed a contract for the supply of 700 Amkodor vehicles totaling $50 million. They also discussed the possibility of procurement of Belarusian MAZ trucks, tractors and machinery for public works.

07.12.2015

BelGee staff about Belarusian-Chinese automobile project
BelGee staff about Belarusian-Chinese automobile project The Belarus President last week spoke about his dream: he would like Belarus to produce not only produces trucks, tractors and buses but also the people's passenger car. Such as Volkswagen in Germany. In the case of Belarus it is BelGee.

06.12.2015

Belarus President demands to deal with problems at Kamvol company
Belarus President demands to deal with problems at Kamvol company The Belarus President demands to restore order in the company Kamvol. By mid-2016 it should reach break-even operation. Today, the largest textile industry is completing modernization. It started three years ago. But now additional funds are needed. The possibility of such financing and the prospects for the company were discussed at the December 4 meeting hosted by the head of state. It was decided to support Kamvol. Money, however, will be allocated under tough conditions.
Belarus' dairy company Babushkina Krynka wins People's Brand Award
Belarus' dairy company Babushkina Krynka wins People's Brand Award Belarus announced its People's Brands. The winners reflect the choice many Belarusians. This is the true people's choice: anyone could give their vote to a particular product or manufacturer. Consumer recognition award People's Brand it's like an Oscar for manufacturers. Among the winners is the famous Mogilev enterprise Grandma's Jug, known not only in the Belarusian market.

20.11.2015

Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic at Minsk Tractor Works
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic visits Minsk Tractor Works On November 20, the President of Serbia visited Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark). The distinguished guest was shown a workshop for assembling tractors and an equipment exhibition. Tomislav Nikolic asked about the quality and capacity of the engines. For years, Belarusian agricultural machinery has been supplied to Serbia. A record was set in 2011, when Serbia received more than a thousand units. One-third of the tractor fleet of Serbia are Belarusian vehicles.

15.11.2015

Belarusian trucks, farm machinery to be assembled in Turkey
Belarusian trucks, farm machinery to be assembled in Turkey A shop to assemble Belarusian trucks and farm machinery will appear in Turkey. Belarus and Turkey reached the relevant agreement during an investment forum in Istanbul. On November 13 the event was completed by bilateral meetings of the Belarusian delegation with Turkish businessmen. The parties entered into new contracts and agreements on mutual investment.

10.10.2015

Industrial policy of Belarus is the most successful example of the post-Soviet space, Gennady Zyuganov says
Industrial policy of Belarus is the most successful example of the post-Soviet space, Gennady Zyuganov says Industrial policy of Belarus is the most successful example of the post-Soviet space, said the leader of the Communist Party of Russia October 9 during a visit to Minsk Tractor Works. However, this is not the only company which Gennady Zyuganov visited. He familiarized himself with the production capacity of MAZ.

08.10.2015

World class gypsum works to appear near Minsk
World class gypsum works to appear near Minsk World class gypsum works will be erected near Minsk The investment project is being implemented by an international company, with the support of the Government of Belarus. The new company will employ about 200 people, and most of its production will be exported. Anatoly Kalinin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:New modern units will give jobs and contribute to the economy of our country. New technologies will let our building complex develop more intensively.

06.10.2015

Belarus' giant truck BelAZ now in Guinness Book of Records
Belarus' giant truck BelAZ now in Guinness Book of Records Belarusian dump truck has twice won a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The 450-tonne giant has become the largest two-axis machine in the world. In addition, international experts estimated the size of its body. The company has received the relevant certificates. The truck has managed to show its worth in practice. It has been working for over a year in the Russian open-pit coal mine Chernigovets. During this time, it has transported about 4 million tons of cargo and travelled 50,000 kilometers.

04.10.2015

Days of Belarus in Novosibirsk: 30 companies and 'grocery excitement'
Days of Belarus in Novosibirsk: 30 companies and 'grocery excitement' Both Belarus and especially Russia, which is under sanctions, are concerned about the possibility of import substitution. Some time ago the Belarusian Prime Minister warned: the nations should not substitute each other's import! Belarusian products, however, causes serious competition in the Russian market. Especially far from Moscow. Another confirmation were the Days of Belarus in Siberia.

27.09.2015

Savushkin Product director: "We are not so rich to feed the cattle additives and hormones."
Savushkin Product director: "We are not so rich to feed the cattle additives and hormones." It is not easy to break into new markets! Even presidents sometimes clash defending their producers. An example is the recent regional forum in Sochi, when Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko politicized the dairy topic. Let's recall how it was.
Alexander Lukashenko talks about his 2015 election campaign
Alexander Lukashenko about his 2015 election campaign President Lukashenko visited September 25 Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ). BMZ is the largest steel company in Europe. Over 30 years, the plant has produced more than 40 million tons of steel. A new rolling mill has been built here recently. The Belarus President has personally launched the new production facility. The employees of the industrial giant had an opportunity to ask Alexander Lukashenko any questions they wanted.  One of them concerned the wave of refugees in Europe. Will it affect Belarus.
CTV channel visit Spartak confectionary On the eve of its 15th anniversary the CTV channel continues to visit the best enterprises of Belarus. On 25 September the CTV staff visited one of the sweetest places in Belarus! We are talking about the confectionery Spartak, based in Gomel. Every third candy sold in Belarus is a native of that city.

24.09.2015

CTV Channel visiting OAO Savushkin Produkt
CTV channel on a tour of Brest-based dairy maker Savushkin Produkt The economic effect of modernization undertaken in the Brest region this year amounts to almost BYR2 trillion. This was possible thanks to competent management at a number of enterprises in the region. Including Savushkin Produkt. The new system of work allowed expanding the geography of deliveries. My colleagues could see this in person. Journalists and top management of the CTV channel went to Brest. Anastasia Benedisyuk found much in common in the profession and a reporter and an employee of a food enterprise.
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs The problem of non-recovered receivables is the scourge of Belarus' public finances. The President held a meeting on September 23, during which he stressed that it is foreign receivables of Belarusian enterprises are of the greatest concern. After all, it is easier to cope with difficulties inside the country. The meeting considered the ways Minsk Tractor Works is resolving these issues.

21.09.2015

Tatiana Revizore, correspondent
Visitors about Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Sochi To understand the atmosphere in which the Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus was held (not only in air conditioned rooms) our correspondent spoke with Sochi residents and those who come to relax and tasted Belarusian products. Tatiana Revizore has more.

20.09.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
Will Belarus and Russia have single currency? Interview with Mikhail Myasnikovich The "dairy" controversy of the presidents, including at the Forum of Regions in Sochi, is a colorful example of how the heads of state are personally fighting for the interests of their countries! There are still many barriers and restrictions in Belarusian-Russian trade.   For example Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, visiting Grodno recently, asked at a solemn feast to be treated Belarusian parmesan, Belarusian Jamón and Belarusian oysters? Such ironic phobia! We began the interview with Chairman of the Council of the Republic (in the recent past, the Prime Minister of Bel

17.09.2015

Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus: Industrial enterprises conclude first agreements September 17
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus: Industrial enterprises conclude first agreements September 17 The industrial potential of Belarus and Russia is huge. In Sochi, September 17, there opened a regional forum of the two countries.  The result speaks for itself - a few hours of the exhibition industry brought a solid package of agreements. The advantages of Belarusian products were evident. The chairman of the upper house of the Russian parliament liked our milk and sausages. Valentina Matvienko, as a true woman, was fascinated by Belarusian knitwear too.

15.09.2015

Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance
Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance Minsk will deliver humanitarian assistance to Dushanbe in the form of MAZ trucks. This decision was made by President Alexander Lukashenko, said on September 14 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan Olga Gavruk. According to her, when Tajik partners become better acquainted with Belarusian technologies, cooperation in this area will increase dramatically. The diplomat also noted the active development and cooperation in the field of education.

13.09.2015

CTV hosts, journalists visit Mogilevliftmash elevator maker
CTV hosts, journalists visit Mogilevliftmash elevator maker TV hosts, journalists and top management of the CTV channel visited the Belarusian elevator maker Mogilevliftmash. From the beginning to the end of the meeting photo shutters did not silence - the CTV team gladly took photos near Mogilevliftmash products. Mogilev-made elevators can be found in almost every building in our country. Now the company exports over 50% of its products abroad. In addition, Mogilevliftmash has recently extended its product range. It branched out into producing escalators!

10.09.2015

CTV Channel meets with Minsk Meat Packing Plant's labor collective
CTV Channel meets with Minsk Meat Packing Plant's labor collective Television goes to its viewers! The CTV channel continues a press tour dedicated to the 15th birthday of the TV channel and the beginning of the new television season. This time the CTV's presenters and top management met with the 150,000-strong labor collective of the Minsk Meat Packing Plant. 
EXPO 2015 in Milan: Belarusian pavilion among top ten most memorable and visited
EXPO 2015 in Milan: Belarusian pavilion among top ten most memorable and visited The pavilion of Belarus became the centre of attraction of visitors to the world exhibition EXPO 2015 on September 9. The National Day of Belarus at the Milan exhibition was marked by demonstration of Belarusian dishes and Belarusian artists' concert. The official delegation of Belarus at the Expo is headed by the Prime Minister.

09.09.2015

Expo 2015: Belarus' governmental delegation on a visit to Milan
Expo 2015: Belarus' governmental delegation on a visit to Milan The Wheel of Life was started. The World Exhibition EXPO 2015 in Milan is celebrating the National Day of Belarus. Greetings, ceremonial raising of the Belarusian and Italian flags - such was the beginning of the ceremony. On this occasion, Milan was visited by a large government delegation, headed by the Prime Minister of our country, Andrei Kobyakov. This year, taking part in the exhibition are the record number of countries - 145.  This forum has been dubbed the most ambitious. Today, the Belarusian pavilion was the center of its gravity.
Anastasia Ivannikova, CTV correspondent
Belarus National Day due September 9 at World Expo 2015 in Milan Belarusian business and investment attractiveness will be discussed September 9 in Italy. The World Exhibition in Milan will host the National Day of Belarus. Participating in this important image building event will be the Belarusian delegation headed by the Prime Minister. The discussion will focus on the possibilities and prospects of Belarus in the light of its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union. In addition to this business conversation an extensive cultural program will be held.
CTV channel meets staff of footwear company Marko
CTV channel meets staff of Vitebsk-based footwear company Marko The CTV channel continues to travel around Belarus. Today we are in the cultural capital of the country - Vitebsk - where the channel representatives are scheduled to meet with the labor collective of the footwear company Marko. Vitebsk can be rightly be considered the center of the shoe industry of Belarus.  After all, the brand Marco is famous not only in Belarus but also in Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries. On the eve of the CTV's anniversary, the channel, together with pop stars, visited Marko's exhibition hall.

07.09.2015

CTV channel visits Vitebsk as part of large-scale media tour of Belarusian companies
CTV channel visits Vitebsk as part of large-scale media tour of Belarusian companies The CTV channel continues its media tour around Belarus on the eve of his 15th anniversary. TV presenters hand out autographs and hold competitions and stage performances finding time to talk with audience about new projects and people's preferences. Those who yesterday welcomed the audience all over the country from the TV screen today met with people face to face. The CTV channel staff met with workers of the Vitebsk region's major shoemaking holding company.

06.09.2015

CTV channel visits shoe making holding company in Vitebsk
CTV channel visits shoe making holding company in Vitebsk Presenters and top managers and journalists of the CTV channel continue to travel the country's regions. The large-scale press tour was organized on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the TV channel as well as in the framework of the new TV season. Recently, the CTV channel has visited the largest shoemaking holding company in Vitebsk.

01.09.2015

Premier Kobyakov gives lecture for BelAZ students on Knowledge Day
Belarus' Premier gives lecture for BelAZ students on Knowledge Day On the Day of Knowledge students of one of the capital's engineering schools attended an unusual lesson. It was held in the territory of the industrial giant. Acting as the professor was the Belarusian Prime Minister. Mr Kobyakov told the schoolchildren about his professional career, which began with the work of a master at a factory. He also stressed that the prestige of working professions raises every year. BelAZ alone employs about 200 young professionals annually.

27.08.2015

CTV Channel's leading journalists and top management meet with Ivatsevichdrev staff
CTV Channel's leading journalists and top management meet with Ivatsevichdrev staff Television troops landed in the Brest region. On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the CTV Channel and the start of the new television season, the channel's top management, presenters and journalists went on a tour to visit a number of Belarusian towns. In the spotlight are first of all large Belarusian enterprises. The first one on the list is OAO Ivatsevichdrev. Our channel's representatives met with the company's team yesterday.
CTV channel staff visiting Ivatsevichdrev company August 26
CTV channel staff visit Ivatsevichdrev company August 26 On August 26 presenters, journalists and the top management of the TV channel CTV are meeting with employees of the woodworking company Ivatsevichdrev. This is the first trip to Belarusian regions dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the TV channel.

26.08.2015

Contenders for Mrs Universe 2015 title to be shown BelAZ
Contenders for Mrs Universe 2015 title to be shown BelAZ Mrs Universe 2015 will sit behind the wheel of Belarusian giant truck BelAZ. The contenders will be shown Belarusian dump trucks ahead of the contest.  The organizers want to introduce participants to the national achievements and culture of Belarus. BelAZ is one of those businesses that creates the image of Belarus in the international arena.
CTV channel staff to visit Ivatsevichdrev company August 26
CTV channel staff to visit Ivatsevichdrev company August 26 On August 26 presenters, journalists and the top management of the TV channel CTV will meet with employees of the woodworking company Ivatsevichdrev. This is the first trip to Belarusian regions dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the TV channel.

21.08.2015

Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year
Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year By September 1, about a hundred school buses will be bought in Belarus. Of these, 10 will be given to each region by the Development Bank in line with a special action program. In turn, the Belarusian traffic police are conducting a survey of all organizations providing transportation services to schoolchildren. The police check condition of school buses and their routes as well as instruct drivers on peculiarities of transporting children.

22.07.2015

Belarusian BelAZ trucks on Guinean banknotes
Belarusian BelAZ trucks spotted on Guinean banknotes The Belarusian dump truck BelAZ is shown on the banknote worth 1,000 Guinean francs. The curious fact was noticed by a Molodechno newspaper. BELAZ is depicted on the reverse side of the banknote with nominal value of 1,000 Guinean francs (samples of 1985, 1998 and 2010). The picture reflects mining operations in Guinea.  On the front side of the banknote there is drawn portrait of a girl, a flag of Guinea surrounded by pineapples as well as the African traditional djembe drum.

17.07.2015

Economic situation at Motovelo company improving The situation at the "Motovelo" company is improving. On July 17 chairman of Minsk city executive committee Andrei Shorets reported to the President on the current state of affairs at the company. The meeting was attended by the head of the State Control Committee Leonid Anfimov. Recently, the plant was headed by new CEO Nikolai Ladutko. Currently, the anti-crisis solutions are being worked out for further operation of Motovelo.

16.06.2015

Russia's Rostov hosts Belarus' MTZ tractor race
Video: Russia's Rostov hosts Belarus' MTZ tractor race Those who believe that MTZ tractors are slow and cumbersome are absolutely wrong! These machines are able to move quickly and perform virtuoso maneuvers.  An unusual race was held in the Rostov region of Russia.  The event featured only MTZ tractors, which are produced in Belarus. Taking part in the race were drivers and machine operators from Russian regions. The 11-kilometer track had jumps, mud pits, steep turns and even a fire obstacle.

15.06.2015

Reasons for cycling boom in Belarus
Reasons for cycling boom in Belarus Trend, eco-sport and more than just a hobby. Bicycles unite like-minded people. And even fates! This is a footage from three years ago. It was the first cycling wedding in Grodno. Irina and Dmitry met during cycling so the wedding's symbol was more than telling. Alexander Lukashenko, during his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, noted that Belarusians are more and more adhered to healthy lifestyle.

11.06.2015

KGB: Chiefs of Motovelo accused of disinvestment, removal of equipment
KGB: Chiefs of Motovelo accused of disinvestment, removal of equipment The chiefs of Motovelo are accused of disinvestment and removal of equipment. This was said on June 11 by chairman of the KGB of Belarus Valery Vakulchik. A criminal case has been initiated. The owner of the company and a number of officials (6 people) have already been arrested. They face up to 10 years imprisonment with confiscation of property. In addition, if found guilty, the dishonest managers will not be able to continue to assume leadership positions.

12.03.2015

Andrei Kobyakov
Andrei Kobyakov visits Minsk enterprises March 11 Cost reduction, new markets and strong export capability. Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, visited Minsk enterprises on March 11. The Prime Minister visited both private and public sector organizations.  Directors of companies together sought a way out of a difficult situation. The situation in the industry has repeatedly been discussed at the presidential level. Alexander Lukashenko had earlier ordered to make quick decisions and warned of inadmissibility of receivables.

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