Adress:

223311, Minsk region, Berezino, Oktyabrskaya str., 18

Phone:

+375 (1715) 5-58-41

Operating mode:

Monday-Friday from 8.00 to 17.00, lunch from 13.00 to 14.00

We have established four quarantine facilities at the airport to collect biomaterials of arriving passengers. Medical workers are deployed there, Spokeswoman for the Minsk National Airport Romina Samatkhanova told BelTA as she spoke about the measures applied in the airport to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“The air terminal complex is equipped with disinfectors. We regularly conduct cleaning and disinfection activities. All personnel involved in servicing passengers and aircraft are equipped with personal protective equipment,” Romina Samatkhanova said.

As it has been reported, Belarus confirmed first case of coronavirus. The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology informed that one of the tests for coronavirus came back positive on 27 February. The infected person is a student from Iran who arrived in Belarus on a flight from Baku on 22 February. The patient and the people who contacted with him were taken off to Minsk Hospital of Infectious Diseases. The young man is in satisfactory condition.

Friday, 28 February 2020 11:03

Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus

Belarus has reported its first coronavirus infection, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.

“The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology informed that one of the tests for coronavirus came back positive on 27 February. The infected person is a student from Iran who arrived in Belarus on a flight from Baku on 22 February. The patient and the people who contacted with him were taken off to Minsk Hospital of Infectious Diseases. The young man is in satisfactory condition,” the press service informed.

Taking into consideration the recent developments, the Healthcare Ministry issued a decision to extend medical examinations and laboratory tests to all people arriving from the Republic of Korea, Iran and Italy starting from 20 February.

Belarus is taking action to prevent the spread of the infection.

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will take part in the 8th Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus on 28 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The congress has drawn more than 500 delegates from all the regions of the country and from all walks of life. Among the delegates are the country's high-ranking officials, heads of ministries, government agencies, public associations, mass media outlets, as well as foreign participants.

The head of state is expected to deliver a speech where he will discuss the role and achievements of the trade union movement of Belarus and will give his take on the proposed initiatives and pending issues.

The 8th Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus is taking place in Minsk on 27-28 February. On 27 February the participants of the forum took stock of their work over the past five years and discussed the draft action program of the Federation of Trade Unions for 2020-2025. At present the Federation of Trade Unions has more than 4 million members and is one of the country's biggest public associations.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:02

Minsk among top three manly cities of CIS

Minsk has made it to the top three most manly cities of the CIS, BelTA learned from the analytics agency TurStat.

In addition to Minsk, the top ten includes Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Chelyabinsk, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa and Nur-Sultan.

“Moscow gained 14% of the votes as the most manly city in Russia and the CIS, Yekaterinburg 11%, Minsk 10%, Rostov-on-Don 9%, Krasnodar 8%, Chelyabinsk 6%, Saint Petersburg 5%, Kazan and Ufa 4%, Nur-Sultan 3%,” the agency said.

The ranking is based on an online survey of more than 5,000 users of the website on the topic of “Which CIS city has the best and most courageous men?” (the survey was held in late February).

It is spring in Minsk. Not only because winter has never come. Spring mood is already in the air. Valentine's Day, Defenders of the Fatherland Day... Congratulations, gifts... The best family gift is your own apartment! Park Chelyuskintsev residential complex will be running a festive promo until the end of February offering certain apartments at very attractive prices!

All over the world apartments overlooking the park are considered the most prestigious, therefore they usually cost pretty good money. ThepPark Chelyuskintsevpcomplex is located right near the park of the same name and the Botanical Garden.pThanks to the promo you can choose an apartment here and buy it at a very good price by the end of the month!

Why does everyone like this place so much? The unique location of the largest park area in Minsk is a significant advantage of the complex. After all, the park and the Botanical Garden representpmore than 170 hectares of forest, gardens, greenhouses and flower beds, and also areas for games, recreation and sport.

This real estate is luxurious simply thanks to its location. Yet the complex has many other features that enhance its prestige.

This is the very center of the cityp– next to Independence Avenue and two metro stations. The infrastructure of the central avenue is literally near your home!

<i>Independence Avenue and two metro stations are nearby</i>

Independence Avenue and two metro stations are nearby

Within a walking distance you can findpgymnasiums, schools and kindergartens, polyclinics, hospitals, retail outlets and restaurants, cafes and cinemas, a sports and recreation center and a water park. Residents of the complex will have lots of opportunities to live healthy!

Every detail is meant to enhance the prestige of thepPark Chelyuskintsevpcomplex, like anpenclosed territory and a modern surveillance system, as well as convenient parking facilities.

<i>Enclosed territory and a modern surveillance system</i>

Enclosed territory and a modern surveillance system

More than that, there will bepa kindergarten in one of the residential buildings of the complex.pThe kindergarten will have its own premises that will be fenced off. The kindergarten is being designed by the famous Japanese architect Takaharu Tezuka. There will bepsafe children's playgrounds and well-equipped workout zonespin the courtyards of the houses.

<i>Famous Japanese architect Takaharu Tezuka is working on the design and concept of the kindergarten in the Park Chelyuskintsev complex</i>

Famous Japanese architect Takaharu Tezuka is working on the design and concept of the kindergarten in the Park Chelyuskintsev complex

Apartments inptwo houses of the complex – House 1 and House 2p- are on sale now. Apartments with open terraces are also available. These two houses are under construction now.

Residents of House 1 will be able to park their cars inpwarm underground garagepthat will be accessible by an elevator. As far as House 2 is concerned, a parking facility will be located on the ground floor. The roof of the parking lot will be landscaped and used as applayground for kids and a recreation area.

<i>The roof of the parking lot in House 2 will be landscaped and used as a playground for kids and a recreation area</i>

The roof of the parking lot in House 2 will be landscaped and used as a playground for kids and a recreation area

Park Chelyuskintsevpwill be an ideal place for your successful business.

On the first two floors of House 1 you will be able to buypcommercial premises overlooking Independence Avenue.pAll of them are multi-purpose facilities that boast separate entrances, different floor spaces. Cafes, beauty salons, shops and boutiques, service and tourism facilities. You will be able to realize almost any of your business ideas or make money from leasing!

<i>The first two floors of House 1 feature commercial premises overlooking Independence Avenue</i>

The first two floors of House 1 feature commercial premises overlooking Independence Avenue

You can watch the progress in the construction of the residential complex thanks to a specialpvideo tour available on the developer's website.

Modern design solutions add to the high prestige of the Park Chelyuskintsev complex.pEvery house will boast undeniable advantages of modern European construction standards:

- a base build concept,

- panoramic glazing, glazed loggias, balconies and terraces, with safe windows from the world's leading producers.

<i>Panoramic glazing, glazed loggias, balconies and terraces</i>

Panoramic glazing, glazed loggias, balconies and terraces

- high-speed and quiet elevators from the world's leading producer OTIS

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High-speed and quiet elevators from the world's leading producer OTIS

- spacious designer lobbies with high ceilings, a concierge desk, a cozy area to meet guests and a courier waiting zone, a restroom with a baby changing station, a dog paw washer, storage facilities for bikes and prams.

<i>Spacious designer lobbies</i>

Spacious designer lobbies

We should also mentionpstunning forest airpwhich cannot be captured by camera, but which fills the whole complex with freshness and indescribable pine scent. Just imagine birds singing and chirping in the morning and squirrels hopping from branch to branch!

<i>Park Chelyuskintsev is a piece of nature in the very center of the large city</i>

Park Chelyuskintsev is a piece of nature in the very center of the large city

You can save a lot if you take advantage of the promo that will run for apartments in the Park Chelyuskintsev complex till the end of February!

Considerable additional resources poured by the company's investors into construction projects have allowed preserving and improving the most attractive tool –pa unique zero-interest installment plan from the real estate developer.pThe installment plan in the Park Chelyuskintsev complex can cover the period of up to four years. No interest rates, no excess payments, no attempts to inflate the price per square meter. You will need neither income verifications nor guarantors – only your passport to sign the contract! You need to make the down payment, which can be made with a loan of up to Br40,000 from a partner bank if necessary – it can be obtained in the company's sales office without income verification or guarantors.

Our partner banks also offer attractive lending programsp– the loan can cover up to 90% of the apartment's cost and can be repaid over the period of up to 20 years. The interest rate on a Belarusbank loan will be 4.74% per annum in the first year, 9.75% in the second year and the third one, and 12.32% later on. The interest rate on a BPS-Sberbank loan will be 6.99% per annum in the first two years.

Substantial discountspare available to those, who are ready to pay for their apartment in one go – with one's own cash or by taking out a bank loan.

Let us remind you thatpan awesome promotional deal for buying apartments in the Minsk World complex is available till the end of the month!pThe price per square meter on installment plans has been reduced. Apart from that, the down payment for buying an apartment via an installment plan is now only 20%! It is a great boon for all the families strapped for cash to make the down payment.

The start of sales in the Helsinki house in the Northern Europe quarter in the Minsk World complex has also been launched this week.pFor the first time ever apartments are available fully-finishedp– you will be able to move in right after the house is commissioned!

All the details of buying an apartment on most attractive terms as part of the deal are available on the websitepbir.bypand from the company's sales office.

The sales office in the Park Chelyuskintsev complex at 11 Mstislavtsa Street (1st floor, Dana Mall), Vostok metro station, Minsk is open from 9:00 till 22:00.

Due to rush demand for apartments offered as part of the promotional deal the sales office in the Minsk World complex is open from 8:30 till 20:30 on weekdays and from 9:00 till 20:00 on weekends and holidays at 9 Mstislavtsa Street (1st floor, Dana Center), Vostok metro station, Minsk.

The mobile hotline number is 7675, fixed-line numbers are +375 17 269−32−90, +375 17 39−39−465.

A prestigious apartment can be acquired at a saving!

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crowned Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the country celebrates National Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The head of state emphasized the interest in expanding comprehensive cooperation. “I am convinced that there is a considerable potential for the development of Belarus-Kuwait relations which we can jointly realize for the sake of prosperity of both states, security and further progress,” the message of

Monday, 24 February 2020 11:10

Minsk to host Eurasian Economic Forum in May

A Eurasian Economic Forum will take place in Minsk on 19 May, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission told BelTA.

A session of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission took place in Moscow on 21 February. The session was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko. A provision on the Eurasian Economic Forum was approved during the session. The forum is designed to cater to small, medium, and large businesses of Eurasian Economic Union member states and other countries. The forum is supposed to unite the investment and innovation potential of the Eurasian Economic Union member states, build business ties between companies in EAEU member states, and help find ways to tap into the Eurasian Economic Union's export potential.

The forum is expected to take place annually in the country presiding over the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The forum is supposed to coincide with sessions of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in order to allow heads of state to take part in the forum, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich said.

The forum is expected to gather representatives of government agencies, heads and members of governments of third countries, representatives of international, scientific, and educational organizations.

The international expo forum Eurasian Week was previously converted into the Eurasian Economic Forum by decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission reminded.

Belarus is a very promising and comfortable partner for Arkhangelsk Oblast. There are many avenues of bilateral cooperation the Russian region is interested in, Arkhangelsk Oblast Governor Igor Orlov told the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.

The delegation of the Russian region spent several days in Belarus. A cooperation promotion plan for 2020-2022 was signed during the visit. “It is my second visit to Belarus. During the first visit we signed an agreement on cooperation and joint projects. Our efforts have translated into a working protocol and the action plan,” Igor Orlov said. He noted that he is absolutely satisfied with the outcomes of the visit. He added that Belarus is fully aware of the importance of this northern region of Russia that is rich in natural resources. “We need partners in our efforts to advance to the Arctic, to the Russian north. Thus, we would like to team up with Belarus as this country has a wealth of experience in this field,” the Russian governor said.

Igor Orlov believes that the success of cooperation depends much more on mutual understanding and sincere interest of parties rather than on external factors. “Belarus is a supercomfortable partner for us. We have much in common. Most importantly, we speak the same language. We even think virtually the same way,” the Russian governor said.

The areas of mutual interest were set out and formalized in the document that was signed during the visit. For example, Arkhangelsk Oblast would like to invite Belarusian construction workers to build new homes in the region's big cities in order to relocate locals from dilapidated housing to new homes. “We have 450,000 square meters of dilapidated housing. This is a tremendous challenge. We would like to get good offers, including from our Belarusian partners. We believe we could build at least three Belarusian neighborhoods in three big cities that are running large-scale relocation programs. These are Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk and Kotlas,” Igor Orlov said.

As far as transport and mechanical engineering are concerned, the parties have already established good groundwork in these fields, but they need to consider new financial instruments to implement related projects. Leasing is a good option, however leasing schemes should be streamlined taking into consideration external factors. “We want to purchase at least another 50 buses, more than 30 special-purpose vehicles – tractors, trucks, BelAZ dump trucks (the most powerful of them will be 130t trucks) and other types of machinery that we need,” the governor noted.

Top on the agenda was establishment and expansion of a commodity distribution network for Belarusian products in Arkhangelsk Oblast. This can be a trading house, an office or another institution that will be the linchpin of efforts to boost trade. “If our retail outlets had what you have in your stores, I would buy it. I am confident that all residents of Arkhangelsk Oblast would be happy to buy high-quality and familiar products of Belarusian companies, first of all, foodstuffs, however the cooperation spectrum could be broader. By the way, we also buy Belarusian bathroom accessories for our homes. Belarusian furniture and textiles are also available in our region,” Igor Orlov said.

By the way, the trade between Belarus and the Russian region neared $46 million in 2019. According to Igor Orlov, there are no specific plans to increase trade, it is more important to meet the needs of buyers and sellers, to expand the product portfolio and establish direct supply chains.

On behalf of Belarusian people and himself President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended birthday greetings to Emperor Naruhito of Japan, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The head of state noted that bilateral cooperation has great potential, in particular in trade, manufacturing, investment and technology. People of the two countries can discover the beauty and diversity of Belarus and Japan through cooperation in sport, culture and tourism.

“I am confident that with your support the friendship and multifaceted contacts between Minsk and Tokyo will keep growing stronger,” the president noted.

More than 500 Belarusian teachers have been trained under the educational project “Green Schools”, BelTA learned from the UNDP.

There have been 28 three-day training courses, four in every region and in Minsk. They lasted from November 2019 until February 2020. The participants shared experiences, updated and deepened knowledge in the field of energy and water supply, waste management, air quality, and learned how to apply the possibilities of the Aarhus Convention in their work. Specialists in various environmental fields were invited to cover certain topics.

The project gave teachers the incentive to continue to implement “Green Schools” project and to exchange knowledge and experience with colleagues and students. This will help expand the network of educational institutions in Belarus that are implementing the project, and will speed up the acquisition of "green" status for schools.

The training courses are a part of the project "Civic engagement in environmental monitoring and improving environmental management at the local level” that is financed by the EU and is implemented by the UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry and the Belarusian Education Ministry.

“Green Schools” is an environmental movement that is developing all over the world. The students of these schools in Belarus get their friends and parents involved into their field of interest, share the knowledge on waste sorting, water and energy saving. An educational institution can receive a ‘green' status only after completing a set of assignments designed to address environmental issues and issues facing the country.

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