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20 April 2023, 19:42

Belarus eager to continue helping St. Petersburg implement public transport reform

MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to continue cooperation within the framework of St. Petersburg's ongoing transport reform. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement as he met with St. Petersburg Governor Aleksandr Beglov, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko remarked that prior to the governor's visit to Minsk Belarusian manufacturers had won a number of tenders to sell passenger vehicles to St. Petersburg. “Those are buses and trolleybuses. We thank you for the high trust in Belarusian manufacturers,” the prime minister said.

Roman Golovchenko was also confident in active interaction in shipments of electrobuses. The first few electrobuses went into service in Minsk back in 2016. “We've accumulated a lot of practical experience of operating them. Our latest samples of urban vehicles will be showcased at the international transport festival that will take place in St. Petersburg on 18-20 May,” he said.

Roman Golovchenko went on saying: “I am glad our agreements with regard to deliveries of municipal vehicles have been realized. We know the kind of attention the St. Petersburg administration pays to resolving problems relating to keeping the city clean.”

In his words, in 2022 Belarusian products formed the core of St. Petersburg's fleet of municipal vehicles and equipment. The Belarusian side is ready to continue interaction in this sphere. “We know about plans to renew the vehicles. We are ready to participate in it,” the prime minister stressed.

The Belarusian company Amkodor has successfully tested a municipal vehicle. The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ has come up with a concept of the tractor Leningradets, which will be presented before the Russian delegation on 21 April during a visit of the tractor factory, Roman Golovchenko said.

Sales of modern fire trucks made by the Belarusian company Pozhsnab to the relevant services of St. Petersburg is a new avenue of cooperation that looks promising from the point of view of import substitution. This work has already started, Roman Golovchenko added.

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