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18 Aug 2017

China's major supermarket chain develops cooperation with Belarusian suppliers

Kirill Rudy. Photo of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in ChinaMINSK, 18 August (BelTA) - Stands of Belarusian products have been opened in the Zhongbai supermarkets in Wuhan, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China.

The opening ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy. He stressed that Belarusian food products have made their way to China and this attests to the effectiveness of the joint use of the land transport corridors as part of the Silk Road economic belt. The deliveries were made by container trains shuttling between China and Europe.

Kirill Rudyi. Photo of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in ChinaThe presentation was an important event for the Belarusian manufacturers whose products debuted in Hubei Province's largest supermarket chain.

Among them is the Savushkin Product dairy products. There are plans to widen the product range to include Belarusian alcohol, chocolate and candy.

Hubei Province is one of the most economically developed and densely populated in China. The population of the province is 59 million, that of the capital city of Wuhan 11 million. Recently, the province's annual GDP growth has averaged 8-9%.

The province maintains twinning relations with Brest Oblast. The Belarusian-Chinese joint venture Xiang Jiang-Volat (Belarusian partner Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant) has been successfully operating in Xiaogan, Hubei Province for 18 years already. Deliveries of dairy products from Brest Oblast to the province were launched in 2017. The negotiations to set up a major logistics center in Brest Oblast by investors from Hubei Province are in their final stage.


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