An official awarding ceremony was held today at the Palace of the Republic. The Prime Minister presented state awards to representatives of labor collectives. The list included over 100 people who have achieved success in various fields. Among them are builders, workers from the transport and road sectors, public utilities, customs and tax officials, and artists. "Thanks to your efforts, life in Belarus is becoming better, more comfortable, more advanced", the Prime Minister said, addressing those awarded. He wished everyone health, optimism, prosperity, further successes and achievements.