According to the China Customs Statistics, over 14 thousand vehicles have passed through the gates of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Customs over the period of 11 months of the current year. The exports value has made nearly $590 mln, which is a double increase as against the similar period of the previous year. The car exports to Kazakhstan have made up to 7 thousand vehicles which indicate a 2.5-fold growth, to Russia – over 3 thousand vehicles up 4.5 times.
China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. would like to set up car production in Belarus, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian government.
In the next few days a draft decree on setting up a Belarusian-Chinese industrial zone near the Belarusian town of Smolevichi will be submitted to the head of state. The declared volume of investments stands at $1 billion, First Vice Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko told mass media at the press conference called by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 23 December.
The Government of Belarus will issue a guarantee to China Development Bank for the loan on the construction of the Vitebsk hydroelectric plant. Such a decision is contained in Resolution No.1700 of the Council of Ministers of 20 December this year, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian government.
The Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom has started manufacturing semi-finished footwear in China, Bellegprom Chairman Gennady Vyrko told the national seminar held on 16 December for executives of government agencies to discuss import substitution.
Belarus and China have plans to set up a joint venture to repair and maintain roads of Minsk, Yuri Alexeyev, Director General of the Politekhnik technological cluster of the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU), told a press conference in Minsk on 14 December.
Belarusian MPs ratified the intergovernmental Belarusian-Chinese agreement on the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park on 14 December.
Belarus and China should get down to implementing existing projects, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus Anatoly Rubinov said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Lu Guicheng in connection with the expiry of his diplomatic mission in the country, BelTA has learnt.
Belarus hopes to expand joint projects with China, Belarus Premier Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus Lu Guicheng on 9 December.
Experts of the Institute For Nature Management, National Academy of Sciences, will partake in the elaboration of guidelines for using the China peat deposit reserves, Ms. Galina Kamyshenko, the institute academic secretary told BELTA.