Great Wall, ZTE to set up clusters in Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

17 July 2013

BEIJING (BelTA) – Agreements have been signed with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and ZTE Corporation to set up technological clusters in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park, BelTA has learnt.

The documents were signed by Head of the Administration of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Alexander Yermak.

In his words, the administration of the park is holding talks with potential resident companies, first of all, companies involved in high-tech industries, like electronics, mechanical engineering, biotechnologies, etc. Pharmaceutical companies might be established on the territory of the park. Negotiations are underway with several companies from Latvia and Russia. Belarusian businessmen also seriously consider running projects in the park, the head of the park administration said.

Speaking about China Great Wall Industry Corporation, he said that the company has plans to set up a cluster of companies specializing in mechanical engineering in the park. Now the parties are discussing what companies will make part of the cluster.

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus and ZTE Corporation. The memorandum envisages development of the smart system to monitor logistics flows using advanced telecommunication technologies.

Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology Igor Voitov noted that it will be ZTE’s first operations on the territory of the Single Economic Space. “The Chinese corporation does not have any high-tech operations on the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus,” Igor Voitov said. He noted that the corporation has a great interest in the SES market; the company manufactures a broad range of products, including server equipment, tablet computers, phones, terminals and many more.

Igor Voitov emphasized that China increases its R&D orders year to year. The focus is made on information technologies, telecom solutions and information security. The talks with Chinese officials in Beijing resulted in concrete agreements, including cooperation agreements on supercomputers, establishment of companies producing microelectronics, LED devices, terminals and other high-tech products in Belarus.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus