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12 Dec 2016

Construction of new aircraft repair factory in Minsk airport to end in 2017

MINSK, 12 December (BelTA) – The construction of a new aircraft repair factory will end in 2017. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin was made familiar with progress of the project to build the aircraft repair factory and the project to build the second runway in the Minsk National Airport, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian government.

The new aircraft repair factory will allow developing the production and repair of aircraft and components in Belarus. In the future Belarus will be able to find strategic partners for manufacturing and repairing new types of flying vehicles in addition to mastering the new kinds of services to offer to the global aviation market in the next few decades.

The second runway in the Minsk National Airport is supposed to be built by late 2018. The airport needs the runway in order to be able to welcome all the types of aircraft that exist today, including Airbus 380. Apart from that, the runway will increase the airport’s throughput capacity bearing in mind the implementation of a number of major investment projects. Those include the construction of the aircraft repair factory, the construction of a logistics hub, and the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus also visited the trucking company OOO Intertransavto in the town of Dzerzhinsk. Anatoly Kalinin was made familiar with a modern terminal of the cross dock variety. It is a modern transport and logistics hub that allows promptly transshipping consolidated goods using European technologies. The Deputy Prime Minister praised the smooth organization of the technological process and the use of information technologies in the company. He described them as an example of how every trucking company can improve its performance.

The Deputy Prime Minister was made familiar with the project to build a section of the second Minsk ring road, in particular, from the M6 Minsk-Grodno motorway to the M1/E30 Brest-Minsk-the Russian border motorway. The work is in the final stage. The road has been paved all the way. Work is now in progress to erect the necessary infrastructure and give final touches to the beautification process. Once this section is open to traffic, the second Minsk ring road will be about 160km long, including 88km of new roads. Vehicles will be able to travel as fast as 120kpmh along the new road.

Apart from that, Anatoly Kalinin examined the reconstruction of several sections of the M6 Minsk-Grodno motorway. The reconstruction is funded using World Bank loans. The reconstructed sections are about 86km long. Once reconstructed, the motorway will have four traffic lanes.

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