Over $1,000,000 to be invested in China-Belarus industrial park “Great Stone”

Over ¥127.17 million will be spent on building a rental residential complex in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.

Without compensation!
The Belarusian and Chinese governmenst signed an agreement on building a rental residential complex in the industrial park in Minsk on Tuesday, 15 May.

Gratuitous aid to the tune of ¥127.17 million (~$1,148,562) will be allocated for building a complex.

The aid will be channeled into building the social infrastructure for the full-value operation of the park.

It will be used to design the rental residential complex, prepare the construction site, build the infrastructure and ensure construction oversight.

The agreement is part of the work to fulfill further support the development of the industrial park with the technical economic aid from the Chinese government.

Initially, the idea to create a joint Belarusian-Chinese industrial park was first voiced in 2012.

It is located 25km away from Minsk between the National Airport Minsk, railway line and Berlin-Moscow highway.

The authorities offer investors tax privileges for 10 years, as well as “broad possibilities of the duty-free market of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and a window to Europe”.


Registration for Minsk Half Marathon 2018 open

Held for the fourth time Minsk Half Marathon is expected to gather about 35,000 runners of all ages and nationalities.

Want to enjoy the charm of wide Minsk avenues, historical sights and modern buildings?

Register via the official website of Minsk Half Marathon and be a part of something big and beautiful.


The race will begin on 9 September near the Sports Palace. The 5.5km and 10km race will start at 12am.

Those who are ready to take the challenge of running the whole half-marathon distance will start at 9am.

Mind that the route that passes through the very center of the city has been updated.

What’s the price?

Register for a distance of 5,5km before June 30 and the fee will be 9BYN (~$4.44).

In the last days before the registration fee for the race will be 65BYN (~$32,08) for 21km distance.

Schoolchildren, students, seniors, people with disabilities, the Chernobyl clean-up workers and war veterans are allowed to run 5.5km race for free.

What’s the prize?

The Minsk Half Marathon prize pool has been increased to $50,000.

“The bulk of the prize money will be shared among the best in the 21.1km half marathons for men and women,” Vadim Devyatovsky noted.

Minsk Half Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race and has been recognized as a 5-star quality road race by the European Athletics Association.