China may give Belarus $ 15 billion loan


"According to the agreementat the level of heads of two countries the question of granting more than  $ 15 billion loanis being considered at the moment, which will give China, including $ 1 billion - on favorable terms," - said Zenon Lomat, adding that a decision on the list of investment projects under these loans are tobetakenin the near future.

At the same time, he said, the government of Belarus has more than 100 investment projects. And Chinese businessmen have anopportunity to participate in them. At the same Zenon Lomatcalled Chinese businessmen to invest not only in the development of the Belarusian capital, but alsoitsregions. "I think, limitationto Minsk is not necessary. It should ensure the  credits to be allocatedalsoin the regions of our republic," - said the head of the controlling agency.

He also noted that Belarus has good prospects for promotion of Chinese goods into Europe, including the construction of logistics centers. "We have a landing strip for aircraft that can take cargo planes from China in order tosupply and sellthem in Europe" - said Zenon Lomat.

Talking about  joint projects ofMinsk and Beijing, he noted that building of the Minsk districtLebyazhiyand the construction of Hotel“Beijing”will lead to a long-term and mutually beneficial contacts. "In 2014, when Minsk will host the world hockey championship, we will carry tourists on excursions in Lebyazhiy, and in hotel" Beijingwe’llsettle best hockey teams" - joked SCC chairman. He also hopedthat in 2011 willbeopeneddirect flights from Beijing - Belarus.

The mayor of Beijing (China) Guo Tszinlun ison anofficial visitin Minsk from 17 to 20 June. The delegation consists of representatives of the municipal government, heads of construction companies.

Today in the Minsk district Lebyazhiy will be held the ceremony of laying the memorial stone at the construction site of the residential area Lebyazhiy, with the participation of the Acting Chairman of the Executive CommitteeNicholayLadutko and Mayor Guo Tszinluna. 

According to Belarusian portal TUT.BY