China to build high-speed tramline, waste treatment plant in Belarus

Chinese companies are ready to build up a high-speed tramline and a waste treatment plant in Minsk Oblast. These including some other investment projects were discussed in a meeting with the representatives of the China National Technical Import&Export Corporation (CNTIC) in the Minsk regionexecutive committee on 22 October.

According to Minsk Region Governor Boris Batura, these projects are very important for the region. Thus, the high-speed tramline will connect Minsk with ski resorts Logoisk and Silichi. That will help increase the number of tourists, improve transport communication between the capital and nearby areas, Minsk future satellite towns.

As for waste treatment, such plants are badly needed in Zhodino, Borisov, Molodechno, Soligorsk. Chinese partners have been suggested the sites for construction in these regions.

“These are the most important projects for the region that we would like to implement jointly with your assistance,” Boris Batura said.

The deputy director general of China National Technical Import&Export Corporation Cheng Yong invited Belarusian specialists to visit China to get familiar with waste treatment facilities and see the technology in action. He stressed that China has accumulated considerable experience in this area. In due time the rapid economic growth made China deal with issues of environmental protection.

“Belarus is situated in the heart of Europe and has strategic importance for China. Our trade and economic cooperation has been vibrant, which is facilitated by the meetings at the highest level. We believe that we have great prospects,” Cheng Yong noted. Today’s visit is the result of the intergovernmental agreements that have been signed recently, he added.

In addition to the construction of a tram line and a waste treatment plant, the Chinese partners will participate in the projects to electrify the railways in Belarus (in particular the Minsk-Zhlobin route), some projects in the energy sector (construction and upgrade of CHP plants and electric power substation).

Currently Minsk Oblast is implementing 11 investment projects with the help of Chinese companies. On October 21 the Minsk region authorities met with officials of the Chinese engineering corporation CAMC to discuss the construction of a Chinese-Belarusian industrial park. Belarus offers three sites for this project in Smolevichi, Pukhovichi and Dzerzhinsk districts. The area of the sites ranges from 50 to 80 square kilometers.

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