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Economic development of Belarusian regions

23.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns On September 22, 2017 President Lukashenko signed a decree directed at the development of trade, catering and personal services in villages and small towns with a population of up to 10 thousand people.

18.08.2017

Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike
Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike The Belarus President demands not to slow down the pace of the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko gave this instruction on August 18 as he visited farms in the Shklov and Orsha districts. The head of state arrived on a wheat field on a quad bike.

13.08.2017

Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region The Brest region. Its problems and prospects, salaries, building and work of processing industry. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Brest region. On August 11, 2017 the President got acquainted with the situation in the regional center.

11.08.2017

Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.

19.07.2017

Orsha District still facing development issues
Orsha District still facing development issues The development of the Orsha region has shown some positive trends. The government on July 18 discussed the fulfillment of the instructions of the head of state. The number of unprofitable enterprises has decreased, the organizations fully repaid their arrears in salaries. Overall economic indicators have improved. There are shifts in industrial production, good results for builders and trade is growing.

09.07.2017

Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region On July 7, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited Kopys. During his visit he said that all small towns of Belarus will be put in order in the nearest time. Kopys was a pilot project of strategic development of small towns of Belarus. The task is to preserve their uniqueness and the convenience of locals. The order of the President is for all of the governors to come here and see the results with their eyes, and then implement it in their region.

08.07.2017

President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus
President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus President Lukashenko announced the concepts of Belarus’ further development, emphasizing the quality life conditions. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region on July 7, 2017. Beautification and social-economic development are at the center of attention. Kopys, a small town in Orsha district, was one of the stops of President Lukashenko. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that other small town of Belarus should follow the example of Kopys.
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko articulated the concepts of Belarus’s development, emphasizing the quality life conditions of people. On July 7, 2017 President Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region and visited the small town of Kopy in Orsha district. Social and economic development of the region and the beautification of the small town were in the center of attention. President Lukashenko visited these lands in 2016 last.

07.07.2017

President visiting Vitebsk region July 7
President visiting Vitebsk region July 7 On July 7, the President of Belarus is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region. Here, Alexander Lukashenko is visiting a small town of Kopys, Orsha district. The focus is on the socio-economic development of the region, the improvement of the town as well as the work of local agricultural enterprises.
What changes await Orsha after the President's decree?
What changes await Orsha after the President's decree? The Belarusian city of Orsha will receive a second life. According to the decree of the President order should be brought here in the near future: create jobs at unprofitable enterprises, provide people with jobs and increase their income level. Today Orsha is a big junction of railroads and highways linking Europe, Russia and Ukraine, for which it was dubbed the "Eastern Gate".

05.07.2017

Belarus President signs documents aimed at development of Orsha District
Belarus President signs documents aimed at development of Orsha District They envisage transparent mechanisms that will immediately solve a number of problems that have accumulated in some settlements of the district. The document allows the sale of houses using preferential loans from banks in the town of Kopys. A separate item in the document provides for the modernization of the production shop of Orsha Tool Factory, which will allow beginning designing and reconstruction immediately.

02.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development Only a nation itself can be a creator of independence. It was stated by President Lukashenko at the solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Hundreds of people are invited here. Senior officials, veterans, scientist and doctors. All those who contribute into the development of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized in his speech that the strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. Special words of gratitude were addressed to veterans.

26.06.2017

President Lukashenko, Viktor Sheiman discuss production development
President Lukashenko, Viktor Sheiman discuss production development Production development in certain regions of Belarus was at the center of attention with the Chief of the Presidential Administration Viktor Sheiman. Reformation of the Machulishchi agricultural holding was looked into. Part of the assets was transferred to communal ownership. The left over plants will be modernized. One of the new directions is turkey meat production. The agricultural holding has a task to establish a closed cycle, which will include production, processing and the sale of the product.

29.05.2017

Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus? A few news from Orsha have come this week. Orsha - a historical town and the "eastern gate of Belarus" - has recently been mentioned by Alexander Lukashenko in a problematic context three times. Even during the President's Address to the people and parliament.

23.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with President of the European Committee of the Regions
Alexander Lukashenko meets with President of the European Committee of the Regions On May 23, President Alexander Lukashenko met with Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. The head of state is sure that Belarus has a lot in common with this organization. After all, the main task facing this EU committee is to ensure a decent standard of living for people in small towns and villages. This is in fact paid much attention in Belarus. The dialogue touched on many interesting topics.

22.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development
Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development Orsha district was at the center of attention during Alexander Lukashenko’s working meeting. President Lukashenko opened the question of development in this area many times before. The establishment of a strong agroholding in Kopys and modernization of Orsha instrument plant are among the assignments.

01.05.2017

Alexander Chervyakov about Belarus’ industrialization plan
Alexander Chervyakov about Belarus’ industrialization plan Regional industrialization plan will be developed in Belarus. This initiative was suggested by Belarus’ Economy Ministry.  It is a road map, in a way, which is orientated at attracting investments and which was developed by experts and businessmen. This project is primarily necessary to rattle up local businessmen.

20.04.2017

Andrei Khmel, Director-General of Grodno City Housing Services and Utilities:
How promising is separate waste collection in Belarus? Gomel citizens have to give up their old household habits. All trash chutes will be removed from Gomel and trash containers for separate collection of waste will be brought to yards. This is the way of realization of a new economic and ecological programme. Then all waste products will get recycled.

18.04.2017

Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h
Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h Price-quality is a well-known criterion. Highways are good and still free for inhabitants in Belarus. Another main transport traffic artery Minsk-Grodno turned into a large-scale construction site. Alexander Lukashenko also demands to bring local roads to an exemplary state in five years. Belarus is worth being called a road state: it is situated at the crossroads of the main transportation routs and connects states of Western Europe and East, as well as Black Sea regions and Baltic Sea states. Two trans-European transport corridors cross Belarus.

17.04.2017

Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year Christians all over the world celebrate Easter these days. The coincidence of different calendars is quite rare. This is the case when a special mood reigns in all the churches and prayer houses of Belarus. Festive services began on 15 April and believers greeted the next morning with the words: "Christ is risen!"

15.04.2017

Andrei Kobyakov about upward economic trends in Belarus
Andrei Kobyakov about upward economic trends in Belarus Upward economic trends have been outlined in Belarus. This statement was made by Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov on April 14, 2017. Andrei Kobyakov visited Grodno region where he got acquainted with the current situation at some of the plants.

24.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: We need to offer all people a job by May 1
Alexander Lukashenko: We need to offer all people a job by May 1 To help people find work and to hit the country’s average salary of BYN 1,000 were the orders given by the Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, during a working trip to the Grodno region on 24 March. The head of state focused on the beginning of the sowing campaign in Belarus and in the region. Speaking about spring field work, the President demanded to cultivate crops only using fertilizers. By the way, the head of state was shown Belarusian equipment for applying mineral and organic substances.

21.03.2017

Pricing, employment and salary are basic tasks for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says
Pricing, employment and salaries are basic priorities for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.
Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21
Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21 Alexander Lukashenko is on a working visit in the Mogilev region on March 21. The head of state will get acquainted with the socio-economic development of the region and readiness of fields to spring sowing.

12.03.2017

Alexander Zapesotsky: Belarus is hated for its strong economic development model
Alexander Zapesotsky: Belarus is hated for its strong economic development model Once again attention is being paid to the meeting which was held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who openly assessed the present relations of Belarus and Russia. Problems do exist, it's not a secret. The background is evident. Belarus has its own model of development and independent policy. It is one of the reasons of misunderstandings. Many authoritative figures recognize the originality and success of the Belarusian development model.
From Decree No3 to Belarus - Russia relations: discussions held over President Lukashenko's meeting
From Decree No3 to Belarus - Russia relations: discussions held over President Lukashenko's meeting The subjects which were brought up by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko are being actively discussed in families, in mass media and in the expert community. Citizens:People must work and earn money. But everything, I mean tax letters, was done to quickly. The Decree needs to be looked into more thoroughly. A special approach should be taken towards the situation. Belarus is not Russia.

06.02.2017

Maksim Ryzhenkov, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus
70 high-profit enterprises and 9,000 new jobs to be created in Belarus by 2020 More than 70 high-profit export-oriented enterprises as well as the creation of approximately 9,000 new jobs are planned in Belarus by 2020. The country has adopted the state program of innovation development for five years. Belarus’ head of state has signed the corresponding decree.

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.

13.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about agriculture and development of agrotowns
Belarus President concerned about agrotowns development The President of Belarus demands to increase the level of the development of agrotowns in Belarus. On November 12, the president visited the Mogilev region and held a meeting on the development of agrotowns in the Orsha and Shklov districts. In particular, they discussed proposals for further improvement of the production sector of several agricultural towns of the Shklov district with the creation of complex integrated structure based on local enterprises.

12.11.2016

Belarus’ President holds meeting on development of agrotowns in Orsha and Shklov districts
Belarus’ President holds meeting on development of agrotowns in Orsha and Shklov districts The President of Belarus demands to increase the level of the development of agrotowns in Belarus. On November 12, the president visited the Mogilev region and held a meeting on the development of agrotowns in the Orsha and Shklov districts. In particular, they discussed proposals for further improvement of the production sector of several agricultural towns of the Shklov district with the creation of complex integrated structure based on local enterprises.

26.10.2016

New Zhodino mayor: I need to justify confidence
New Zhodino mayor: I need to justify confidence Already on October 26, many of the newly appointed officials to start work. One of them is Yury Shary, who earlier was the first deputy chairman of Zhodino local executive committee, which is equivalent to being a deputy mayor. Therefore Mr Shary knows first-hand about what needs to be done for the development of 'the city of mechanical engineering workers', as Zhodino is called in Belarus. BelAZ, the world famous company producing giant dump trucks, is located here.

15.10.2016

Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery
Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery The agricultural industry of Belarus is expecting a financial recovery. A number of the President’s decrees include precise measures. Ministries, banks and agricultural enterprises are working hard on that matter. On October 14, the situation in the Gomel district was reviewed on a particular example. The development of joint enterprise Mikhailovskoye-Agro is slowed down because of its old debts. Annually, the enterprise pays back about 1 billion rubles. The terms of the debt payment will be changed after December 1.
Meeting with representatives of Guangdong held in Minsk
Meeting with representatives of Guangdong held in Minsk Belarus and China, cooperation between regions. Businessmen from Chinese province Guangdong visited Minsk. The partners met at the trade, economic and tourist conference. Businessmen estimated the possibility of investment in projects of China-Belarus Industrial Park and activation of tourist business of Minsk and Guangdong. About 160 companies from all Minsk regions presented their abilities. The Chinese delegation consisted of representatives of more than 60 enterprises.

07.09.2016

5 Chinese projects to be implemented in Partizansky district in Minsk
5 Chinese projects to be implemented in Partizansky district in Minsk The Partizansky district in Minsk has 5 investment sites to show to Chinese colleagues. New projects will be implemented in the sphere of education, sport and construction. The export between the Partizansky district in Minsk and China has increased by 11 times. During a three-day visit, the Chinese representatives will go to Belarusian industrial enterprises and meet with Minsk’s businessmen.

15.06.2016

Minsk region posts best economic performance in Belarus in 2011-2015
Minsk region posts best economic performance in Belarus in 2011-2015 Minsk Oblast, the central region of Belarus, was the best in the country in 2011-2015 in terms of the socio-economic indicators. The President of Belarus noted the positive dynamism of the region's development hearing a report of the Minsk region governor Semyon Shapiro. Since 2011, the Minsk region has preserved the trend to be the best of all the regions of Belarus.   As the President said, what he had seen flying over a number of Minsk region's districts encouraged him.

26.04.2016

Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units in Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that suffered most. To overcome the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus. Traditionally, on April 26, the President of Belarus visits the affected regions.

12.02.2016

Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus to develop economic growth program for 5 years The Council of Ministers February 9, 2016 discussed the draft activity program for the next five years. The situation in the world markets remains difficult, but external factors should be minimized. The government has developed a set of anti-crisis measures and revised forecast indicators.

03.02.2016

Vasily Zharko, Minister of Health
Belarus reaches zero balance between birth, mortality rate for first time since 1993 Belarus has reached zero balance between birth rate and mortality rate for the first time since 1993, according to Vasily Zharko, Minister of Health. The successful implementation of demographic security programs, technical re-equipment of maternity hospitals, and improvement of professional skills of the staff has contributed to the achievement of these results.

15.01.2016

President Lukashenko
President Lukashenko about Belarusian economic strategy for 2016 President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko discussed the Belarusian economic strategy for 2016 with First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky. The Belarusian government has taken into account 12 fundamental factors of medium-term prospects of economic growth rate, including the situation in the Chinese stock market.

13.10.2015

Belarus chooses policy of consistent development
Belarus chooses policy of consistent development The results of the election campaign show that Belarus chooses a policy of consistent development, building step by step the country where one may live and raise children. In the early 90s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, sovereign Belarus faced hardship, especially in economy. Thus one of the first tasks was to raise the country, its economy.

25.09.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich: Industry modernization is impossible without state support
Mikhail Myasnikovich: Industry modernization is impossible without state support On September 24, the Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich visited Brest Region. The main agenda of the meeting was the implementation of the President's instructions on technical re-equipment of companies. Over 700 enterprises, mostly from the processing industry, were involved in modernization in Brest Region.  About 14.5 trillion rubles were allocated. Enterprises’ own funds and loan were the main source of financing.

01.06.2015

Alexander Lukashenko met with Andrei Kobyakov
Alexander Lukashenko discusses with Andrei Kobyakov current economic situation in Belarus Today, on 1 June, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko discussed with the Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov the economic issues of the country. The President was interested in the current state of affairs in the currency market and economy in general. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President: The situation in the currency market has stabilized. While we used to waste currency in the past, “burning” the gold reserves, now, we are replenishing them. Individuals and corporations are selling foreign currency. It is a good process.

03.02.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich
Mikhail Myasnikovich makes working visit to Molodechno The executive committee, the management and MPs should work together to solve the problems of citizens. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus' National Assembly Mikhail Myasnikovich at the ninth extraordinary session of the Molodechno District Council of Deputies.