MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Kazakhstan need to move forward in industrial cooperation, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a working meeting with Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov in Astana, BelTA has learned.
"This year we have good dynamics. The trade turnover has increased, and this growth applies to both sides: both Belarusian exports to Kazakhstan and vice versa are growing. This good dynamics must be maintained and developed, primarily through cooperation projects in industry. Seven of them are already underway. They include tractors, harvesters, vehicles, and agricultural equipment of various classes," Roman Golovchenko said.
As part of one of the largest tractor production projects at Kostanay, the construction of a workshop to manufacture unified cabins with a production capacity of up to 10,000 units per year has been completed. "In our opinion, this is a very serious addition to Kazakhstan's industrial potential. Of course, we need to move forward. The parties are exploring the possibility of setting up the production not only of elements and units of tractors but also of machine tools, engines for tractors, diesel generators, pumps, and optical products," the prime minister noted.
Work continues on a project to launch a veterinary medicines production in Kazakhstan, both to meet the needs of the domestic market and to export to third countries. "While such a joint venture is being studied, we are not standing idle. Belarusian producers of veterinary medicines have launched their sales through a network of special pharmacies. But we think that it is a joint project that will give us additional opportunities, including for export," the Belarusian head of government stressed.