MINSK, 7 March (BelTA) – Belarusian diamond jewelry was presented in one of Minsk stores in the run-up to International Women’s Day celebrated on 8 March, BelTA has learned.
“Belarus has created the conditions for making artificial diamonds whose parameters and properties do not differ from the natural ones,” said Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head of President’s Property Management Directorate. Only five companies in the world apply similar technology and this is an important move for the country. Rings and earrings with Belarusian diamonds are a gift every woman will like. At the same time they are 2 to 2.5 times cheaper than similar foreign products and are as good as them in terms of quality and looks.
OOO AdamasInvest General Director Maksim Bord said that the company considers exporting the jewelry, for example to the U.S. and India. The enterprise expects the products to be in high demand.
“We plan to compete on the global scale and promote the national research and development. The difference between synthetic and natural diamonds can only be established in a special laboratory. The collection also features fancy color diamonds that are extremely rare in nature,” Maksim Brod said.
MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – As of 1 January 2017 Belarus' population stood at 9,504,700 people, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.
The country’s population has been growing over the last years. As of 1 January 2013 Belarus' population made up 9,464,000. It was 9,468,000 as of 1 January 2014; 9,481,000 as of 1 January 2015; and 9,498,000 as of 1 January 2016.
MINSK, 9 March (BelTA) – The two-day working visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk to Karachi (the administrative center of Pakistan’s Sind Province) started on 9 March, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Pakistan.
On the first day of the visit the Belarusian delegation took part in the opening of the fourth meeting of the joint Belarus-Pakistan commission on trade and economic cooperation. The agenda included a wide range of issues related to bilateral trade, economic, investment, sci-tech, cultural and education cooperation. Prior to the meeting Vitaly Vovk and his counterpart in the intergovernmental commission, Trade Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir Khan discussed the ways to intensify bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
MINSK, 28 February (BelTA) - Belarus can abolish such measure as confiscation of goods as punishment of business, Valery Borodenya, a member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
“In European countries there is no penalty as confiscation. I would keep in place such measure as vehicle confiscation for repeated DIU during a year. It works; it saves lives. As regards business, maybe we should consider abolishing this measure and use only fines instead,” Valery Borodenya noted.