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China-Belarus industrial park viewed as future home to 120,000 people

Economy 22.05.2018 | 14:14
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MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – As many as 120,000 people may live and work in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone in the future. Head of the industrial park administration Alexander Yaroshenko made the statement during the session of the Exhibitions, Fairs, and Congresses Committee of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 22 May, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Yaroshenko spoke about the development of the social infrastructure in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. “In the long term it will be a city with 120,000 residents and with the relevant infrastructure components such as residential buildings, office premises, and retail outlets. The State Council of the People's Republic of China has already approved appropriations for building the first residential complex in the park. We intend to start building it in July and complete construction next year,” said the official. Plans have been made to also build a school, a children daycare center, and a clinic in the near future.

Alexander Yaroshenko remarked that ways to improve transport logistics will be looked into. “At present it is possible to get from Minsk's center to the industrial park within 40-50 minutes, provided there are no traffic jams. In the future it will be possible to build a high-speed motorway via Vaupshasova Street to halve the distance between Minsk and the industrial park. It will be possible to reach the park within 10-15 minutes then. The possibility of using fast trams or commuter trains will also be looked into,” said the head of the administration of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.

BelTA reported earlier that the Belarusian government and the Chinese government signed the agreement on building a rental residential complex in the industrial park in Minsk on 15 May by exchanging the relevant letters. The document provides for allocating gratuitous aid to the tune of ¥127.17 million for building the rental residential complex.

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