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Belarus ready to build dairy farms, milk-processing enterprises in Russia's Udmurtia

Economy 24.05.2018 | 16:34
A construction site. An archive photo
A construction site. An archive photo

MOSCOW, 24 May (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to implement turnkey projects to build milk-processing enterprises, dairy farms, poultry farms, vegetable and fruit storage facilities in the Republic of Udmurtia, Russian Federation, BelTA has learned. The news was released by the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia after Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko met with Head of the Republic of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov on the sidelines of the 22nd Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The ambassador said that Udmurtia is a promising partner for Belarus among the regions of Russia. The Belarusian side is interested in further advancing and invigorating all kinds of contacts with this region. In turn, Alexander Brechalov noted that Udmurtia is interested in studying and using the Belarusian experience of agribusiness development, food production, and milk processing. The republic's capital — Izhevsk — and the rest of the region are still interested in Belarusian passenger vehicles.

The ambassador confirmed that Belarusian companies are ready to help renew Udmurtia's passenger-carrying fleet using various financial schemes. Aftersales service will also be provided. Igor Petrishenko noted that the Belarusian companies Amkodor, Mogilevliftmash, and FOTEK are interested in selling more products, in particular, lifts, forest harvesters, and medical equipment. The ambassador suggested considering the implementation of turnkey projects to build milk-processing enterprises, dairy farms, poultry farms, vegetable and fruit storage facilities.

The diplomat also mentioned the possibility of selling more Belarusian food to Udmurtia. He expressed interest in working together to set up a high-tech enterprise in Udmurtia for growing vegetables in greenhouses. The Belarusian company Bellegpromproekt can also design a flax factory for the Russian region. The Belarusian side expects that Belarusian companies and their distributors will be granted equal access to the Udmurtian market, pointed out Igor Petrishenko.

The ambassador invited representatives of Udmurtia to participate in the Belarusian agribusiness week Belagro 2018 (5-10 June) where they will be able to get familiar with accomplishments in the area of agricultural machinery engineering, the development of branches of the Belarusian agriculture and the processing industry, and visit a number of enterprises. Representatives of Udmurtia were also invited to participate in the fifth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev in October. During the forum the sides may sign a new agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical, ecological, humanitarian and cultural cooperation as well as the action plan to implement it.

According to the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky met with First Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Russia Anton Siluanov during the Saint Petersburg international Economic Forum on 24 May. The Belarusian side was also represented by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Yeudachenka, First Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi, and Ambassador Igor Petrishenko.

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