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8 Sep 2017

Belarus prime minister impressed by BelAZ’s 450-tonne truck

ZHODINO, 8 September (BelTA) – A virtual simulator for training dump truck drivers should be installed in the Belarusian pavilion in the VDNH expo center in Moscow. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the relevant suggestion as he visited the Belarusian heavy truck manufacturer BelAZ on 8 September, BelTA has learned.

After trying the virtual simulator in the company’s driver classroom Andrei Kobyakov suggested installing a similar simulator in the Belarusian pavilion in the VDNH expo center in Moscow so that every visitor could test his or her skills driving a dump truck. “It would be a good way to present capabilities of our flagship enterprise — OAO BelAZ,” stressed Andrei Kobyakov.

BelAZ Director General Piotr Parkhomchik approved of the idea of the Belarusian head of government.

Apart from that, the prime minister personally took for a spin BelAZ’s top haul truck with the carrying capacity of 450 tonnes. “I am stunned. The vehicle is extremely large. You have to get used to it. Yet the driver has everything necessary to do quality work. I am a bit astonished by what I saw driving this large vehicle,” stated the prime minister after the improvised test drive.

During a tour of the automobile engineering company BelAZ on 8 September Andrei Kobyakov was informed about the company’s manufacturing and economic performance. Close attention was paid to measures being taken to increase export and expand target markets. Discussing the situation in SZAO BelGee and measures to stimulate car sales on the home and foreign markets was part of the itinerary.

Apart from that, the prime minister was made familiar with progress in hitting social and economic development targets and the readiness of the city of Zhodino for the winter heating period.



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