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22 Sep 2020

Russia’s Primorsky Krai eyes Belarusian electric buses, construction services

Russia’s Primorsky Krai eyes Belarusian electric buses, construction services
Oleg Kozhemyako

MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – Russia’s Primorsky Krai intends to buy Belarusian electric buses and commission Belarusian builders to construct several important facilities, Primorsky Krai Governor Oleg Kozhemyako told journalists after his meeting with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko as the Primorsky Krai delegation visited Belarus, BelTA has learned.

Due to its geography, Primorsky Krai closely cooperates with the Asia-Pacific countries and imports many products from them, Oleg Kozhemyako noted. “However, Belarusian products are more attractive thanks to their price and quality. This is why we need to integrate further. We have outlined concrete programs regarding supplies of Belarusian products,” he said. They include agricultural goods and food products, in particular, products for catering in schools.

Primorsky Krai manufacturers are also eyeing Belarusian wood processing equipment, Oleg Kozhemyako added.

During the visit, the Russian delegation also got familiar with public transport vehicles and was impressed with their quality. “Belarus produces high-quality buses and electric buses. These are indeed buses of a new generation that are new to us. They also boast competitive prices and better quality. In the future, we intend to purchase buses from Belarus,” Oleg Kozhemyako said.

“We will offer Belarusian builders several projects. We want their contribution to our region to be noticeable as we annually host the forum of the Asia-Pacific countries that features their leaders. We will make plans for several social and residential facilities that will decorate our city,” he noted.

In addition, Belarus and Primorsky Krai will continue cooperating in seed breeding, including in training of Russian specialists in Belarusian universities.

The parties also decided that a large Belarusian delegation led by Mogilev Oblast Governor Leonid Zayats, who is responsible for developing cooperation with Primorsky Krai, will visit the Russian region this November.

“A wide range of Belarusian products are supplied to Primorsky Krai, but there is still huge untapped potential. I think we will continue boosting trade as time goes by,” Oleg Kozhemyako added.

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