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13 June 2019
The growth of salaries in the budget sector will be the main priority of the fiscal policy in 2020 while government support to enterprises will continue declining, Belarus Finance Minister Maksim Yermolovich told BelTA while commenting on the the draft national budget for the next year. “The main objective that we pursue in the field of fiscal policy in 2020, which we outlined last year, is to ensure a sustained increase in salaries in the public sector. This year we made a big enough...
12 June 2019
We need to put the healthcare system to rights to prevent corruption, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing local authorities on 11 June, BelTA has learned. “It's a shame when healthcare officials are corrupt top to bottom! they are good managers, they have proved their worth as specialists (I will not give the names). People still approach me vouching for someone: they would say he is a unique specialist, he would spend day and night at work when out of prison. He...
11 June 2019
The strategy of developing the oil processing industry in Belarus was discussed at the session in Novopolotsk on 7 June, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with workers of OAO Naftan, BelTA has learned. “The main thing that we discussed is the completion of the modernization of two refineries and future prospects,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. In his words, the oil refinery in Mozyr will specialize in fuel production. “We will work on oil refining depth, produce...
10 June 2019
Joint projects in IT, investment and manufacturing were discussed during the visit of a Belarusian delegation to Switzerland, BelTA learned from the Belarusian government. The delegation is led by First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Turchin and includes Mikhail Orda, head of the working group for cooperation with the Swiss parliament at the National Assembly of Belarus, and Vsevolod Yanchevsky, Director of the Hi-Tech Park Administration. The Belarusian delegation met with President of...
7 June 2019
According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $8.09 billion as of 1 June 2019, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. In May 2019, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves went up by $521.6 million (or 6.9%) following the April growth by $322.7 million (4.5%). In May 2019, the National Bank and the government of the Republic of Belarus honored the foreign and domestic...
6 June 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, as the country celebrates National Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The head of state emphasized that Belarus assigns high priority to a respectful political dialogue and productive and comprehensive cooperation with Sweden. “I am convinced that the establishment of truly partner relations based on common economic interests and human contacts will open...