UFA, 21 September (BelTA) – A groundbreaking ceremony for a plant to produce Amkodor machines and equipment for post-harvest grain processing took place in the capital of Bashkortostan during the visit of a Belarusian delegation on 21 September, BelTA has learned.
Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov emphasized the importance of this construction project for bilateral economic relations. The day before, Radiy Khabirov spoke about the region's interest in Belarusian agricultural machinery.
Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko noted that this project is another evidence of Belarus' determination to expand cooperation with Bashkortostan. “This is a new series of projects that are being implemented within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, this is an investment project. The project is financed 50/50. We can say that we have achieved a certain synergy, as the project will use not only financial resources, but also equipment, component parts and structures that are produced in the Russian Federation. Therefore, I think that this project will benefit the both sides, and soon Belarusian products that are in demand in Bashkortostan will see the light of the day,” said Roman Golovchenko.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amkodor Aleksandr Shakutin noted that components for the plant are produced in Belarus and Russia. “Thus, we will not depend on supplies from Western countries. This is very important now,” Aleksandr Shakutin said.
According to him, many processes will be automated, which will allow selling products to other markets. Aleksandr Shakutin emphasized: “We also keep track of production costs, which means that we will be able to retain our market niche no matter who our competitors are. We will always be able to offer the best price to the market.”
On 21 September Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko and Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov attended the ceremony to unveil a dealer center for trucks of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ trademark) in Ufa.
As part of his working visit to Ufa, the prime minister of Belarus also visited Ufa Engine Building Production Association.
Ufa Engine Building Production Association is Russia's largest manufacturer of aircraft engines, is part of United Engine Corporation of the Rostec group.
The enterprise uses machine tools and equipment of Belarusian manufacturers and also supplies aircraft engines and spare parts for them. Taking into consideration the sanctions the association plans to expand cooperation with Belarus and supply its products to Belarusian enterprises as part of the import substitution program.
The government delegation of Belarus headed by the prime minister is visiting Ufa and Kazan on 20-22 September. The Belarusian delegation includes representatives of various ministries and departments, heads of Belarusian enterprises MTZ, MAZ, Belkommunmash, Amkodor and HORIZONT.