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Year of Culture in Belarus: Top 10 Initiatives

The main idea of the Year of Culture in the outgoing 2016 was the promotion of culture in the broadest sense. A number of new projects and initiatives in the field of culture were characterized by an innovative approach. Lets recall some of them.

1. Launch of several contests

The contest Man of the Year of Culture will determine the best professionals in the field of culture. The Bela-thon competition is aimed at developing and popularizing the best traditions of the Belarusian music. >>>

Belarus presents its sightseeing and business tourism opportunities in London

Belarus has presented its sightseeing and MICE tourism at World Travel Market (WTM) in London on 7-9 November, Yelena Likhimovich, the head of the marketing department at the National Tourism Agency, told BelTA.

This year Belarus has presented its tourism potential at WTM under the slogan Your New Birthday is Here.

The Belarusian delegation included representatives of the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the National Tourism Agency, the Minsk information and tourism center, travel companies Belarustourist, Viapol, Prime Tour, Paradise Travel. >>>

Belarus, Austria to advance interparliamentary dialogue

Belarus and Austria intend to advance their interparliamentary dialogue. The matter was discussed during the latest meeting of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Austria Valery Voronetsky and First Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Austria Karlheinz Kopf, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. Valery Voronetskys diplomatic mission in Austria is nearing completion. >>>

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Blueprints to build bypass road around Grodno in January

The blueprints to build a bypass road around Grodno and reconstruct a bridge will be ready in early 2017. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov was made familiar with prospects of the projects implementation during his working trip to Grodno Oblast on 21 October, BelTA has learned.

Plans have been made to build part of the bypass road using a Chinese credit line. The construction project is already in development. >>>

lans to implement UN social entrepreneurship project in Grodno Oblast

Plans have been made to implement a pilot project of the United Nations Organization to develop social entrepreneurship in several areas in Grodno Oblast. The information was released during the latest meeting of UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha and Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov, BelTA has learned.

Sanaka Samarasinha explained: It is a new project that will provide population employment by creating small enterprises that will provide a social function, for instance, in the sphere of education, healthcare, or support for the elderly. >>>

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