About $850 million is planned to spend on investment in the logistics centers in Belarus

According to the Minister, the construction of 50 logistics centers in Belarus is stipulated before 2015. The total area of the centers is about 400 hectares.

Experts predict that the transit traffic through Belarus will increase annually. In this regard, Belarus provides 18 sites for the construction of transport and logistics centers in the direction of the main transport corridors, particularly near the western border in Brest and Grodno, near the south border in the Gomel and Mozyr, in an eastern direction near Orsha, as well as by the border with Baltic countries.

"Today is observed a huge interest to the development of the logistics and transport network not only in Belarus but also in neighboring countries. We shouldn’t be a barrier on the route of cargo and should take joint decisions that would contribute to decrease in time of delivery", - said Ivan Scherbo.

Belarus, with a unique geographical position, is seeking to use it fully. State policy in the area of transport logistics is based on the integration processes within the Customs Union. Logistics of transit cargo as a kind of macroeconomic business finds its niche in Belarus. The functioning of the Customs Union opens the internal borders and creates additional prerequisites for the sharing of the benefits of economies both in Belarus and Russia. Potential consignors get an opportunity to exit to the Chinese market using the infrastructure of Belarus and its neighbors. In addition, the Minister said, Belarus in cooperation with Russian, Kazakh partners sets the task to form a legal framework for transport to China. Creation a workable system of transport and logistics centers provides an ample room for the development of the Belarusian network of haulers on the international market of transport services.

In addition, Ivan Scherbo reported on the preparation of investment projects on creation of Belarusian own Navy. In general, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus implements and prepares projects to the total amount of $ 6.9 billion.

According to Belarusian portal belTA.by