The export duty on crude oil will be reduced from $120.1 to $119.5 per tonne. The export duty on straight-run gasoline will be cut down from $66 to $65.7 per tonne, with the export duty on commercial gasoline going down from $36 to $35.8 per tonne.
“With regard to the gas prices to be applicable in 2020-2024 we are at the stage of negotiations with Russia. We were supposed to formulate some pricing principles by the end of 2017. I think that we will resume talks at the end of March,” Vladimir Semashko said.
“There are no problems with making cars. The plant is fully operational. What we need is an absolutely different service and sales network. On 28 March I am set to meet with the Geely president, dealers and distributors in Moscow. We need a system to reach the quarterly sales of 8,000 cars in Q4 2018,” Vladimir Semashko said.
The World Bank Office in Belarus and the Department for Energy Efficiency, together with other stakeholders, are working on a new two-component project in the energy sector to increase the use of local fuels in the centralized heat supply system and improve the energy efficiency of the housing sector.
While in the Russian region, the Belarusian delegation led by Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk studied the potential of big companies of Altai Krai and got familiar with the development of tourism and spa resorts in the region.
Preparation of the framework partnership for Belarus is in the final stage. “This issue has been included in the agenda of the session of the Board of Directors of the World Bank, which is scheduled to take place on 3 April,” said Franciscus Godts.
Belarus started a roadshow for eurobonds in the United States and Europe on 15 February. Citi and Raiffeisen Bank International AG have been selected as managers, with the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus to be a co-manager.