Belarus: dairy farming practices praised

Belarus’ experience in dairy farming is great and is worth to learn from, Chairman of the National Union of Milk Producers Soyuzmoloko (Russia) Andrei Danilenko said. “There is no denying that Belarus has a number of objective advantages that enable its farmers to manufacture highly-competitive products in terms of prices. Firstly, Belarus has long been…

Belarus: ways to boost foreign trade sketched out

An expanded-participation meeting of the board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reviewed the ministry’s performance in 2016, the press service of the ministry reported. The meeting gathered members of the government, representatives of the Belarus President Administration, the National Assembly, the National Bank, heads of the national government agencies, region executive committees…

Belarus to work with Uralkali if interests respected

Minsk is ready to cooperate with Russian potash fertilizer producer Uralkali if the company respects interests of Belarus to the degree of “200%”. While hearing a report on operation of Belarusian Potash Company, or Belaruskali, the Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko said that representatives of Russia had repeatedly asked him to restore cooperation between Uralkali and…

Belarus: MAZ to offer deluxe European trucks in 2017

This year the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ will start making Euro-6 compliant trucks for the European market, representatives of the company reported. The Belarusian automaker intends to sell new dump trucks, chassis, and truck tractors with various wheel formulas (4×2, 6×4, and 8×4) to the European Union. The trucks will be powered by Mercedes-Benz…

Belarus: construction companies to continue building affordable homes in Venezuela

Belarusian construction companies will continue building public welfare homes in Venezuela. The plans were discussed when Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Venezuela Oleg Paferov met with Venezuelan Minister of Housing and Habitats Manuel Quevedo, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. During the meeting the sides discussed prospects of…

Belarus: external state debt down in January 2017

As of February 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, down by $95.7 million or by 0.7% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry declared. In Januaryexternal state borrowings totaled $36.8 million, including $21.8 million borrowed from the Russian government and…

Belarus: inflation at 0.9% in January 2017

In January the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.9% as against December 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In January the basic index of consumer prices that disregards changes of prices for the commodities and services affected by administrative and seasonal factors reached 100.7% as against December 2016. Food…

Belarus: meat and dairy companies stay committed to high standards of quality

Belarusian meat and dairy companies adhere to the highest standards of quality, Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head of the Presidential Affairs Department, declared. “We know the safety and quality requirements. All the companies take these requirements seriously and comply with them in full,” Nadezhda Kotkovets noted. “Complaints from Russia are immediately analyzed and dealt with. In…

Belarus: export of dairy horse breeding technologies under consideration

OOO BelKumysProm in Logoisk district, Minsk region is considering the possibility of exporting dairy horse breeding technologies, the company’s director Oleg Sivchenko said. The BelKumysProm director said: “We intend to seriously start selling dairy horse breeding technologies abroad. In particular, negotiations are in progress with several regions of Russia, with Kazakhstan and Lithuania. The company…

Belarus: tractors shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin

The first five tractors Belarus-320.4 by Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA trademark) have been shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin region within the framework of the Far East Hectare program, the marketing department of the plant reported. The tractors were sent under the state support program. The recipients are five residents of Tymovsky district…