Poland invited to construct sugar mill in Mogilev Oblast


Mogilev Oblast invites Polish investors to partake in the construction of a sugar mill near Bobruisk, Chairman of the Economy Committee of the Oblast Executive Committee Nikolai Dudinsky said in a meeting between the local authorities and Polish journalists on 18 March.

According to Nikolai Dudinsky, a partner has already been found in Poland. The relevant negotiations are underway. In late March Polish businessmen are expected to pay a visit to Belarus. The sides might sign the corresponding agreements during the visit. The project is estimated at €200 million. It can be the first large investment project in Mogilev Oblast with the participation of the Polish capital.

At present there are 15 companies in Mogilev Oblast registered with the private Polish capital. A part of them are idle, the rest are of low-activity. Poland accounts for nearly 7% in the Mogilev Oblast foreign trade what is extremely low given the existing opportunities. The potential for investment into the region’s economy is huge. “We are ready to welcome any proposals for cooperation and support any investment projects. We have a keen interest in developing cooperation in alternative energy, agro-processing, mineral water production, others,” Nikolai Dudinsky said.

In turn, Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee, Valery Malashko said that Mogilev Oblast is open to cooperation in all fields, and the this interaction has been recently vibrant especially cultural cooperation. Almost all major international events feature representatives of the Polish artistic community. For example, the Youth Theatre Forum “Mart Kontakt”, which starts in Mogilev next week, will feature the Konsekwentny Theater from Warsaw. Valery Malashko also suggested that the Polish photographers should organize a series of exhibitions in Mogilev Oblast.

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Pomeranian photographers Jacek Kolonowski said that Belarus is a very interesting country. “During this press tour we have discovered a new Belarus. Particularly impressive is the pace of development. Great positive changes have occurred over the past few years. Moreover, Belarus is a country with beautiful nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and we hope that our photo essays and a traveling exhibition which we will organize after this press tour will help Poles learn more about Belarus and its hospitable people,” he said. 

Initiated by the Pomeranian department of the Poland-Belarus NGO, the General Consulate of Belarus in Gdansk and the Cultural Center of Belarus in Poland, the visit of Polish journalists to Belarus will last till 19 March. The foreign guests have visited Grodno, Vasilishki agro-town, Czeslaw Niemen Museum, Novogrudok, Nesvizh. They also visited Logoisk, Lekpharm pharmaceutical company, Silichi ski resort and Khatyn Memorial. On 18 March, the Polish guests visited Polish House in Mogilev and Babushkina Krynka dairy. The press tour will end with a visit to Bobruisk where journalists will also meet with city authorities, and get acquainted with sport and tourism facilities.

According to www.belta.by