MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) – St. Petersburg and Belarus cooperate actively in the sphere of import substitution. St. Petersburg Governor Aleksandr Beglov mentioned it as he visited the Minsk-based tractor factory MTZ, BelTA has learned.
The official said: “Today we've seen a lineup of tractors adjusted for St. Petersburg. MTZ has made a tractor specifically for our city and has named it Leningradets [which means a resident of Leningrad, an old name for St. Petersburg]. I am very glad and grateful for it. The matter of electric transport is also important for us. We are now building a large depot for 400 electrobuses. We keep an eye on ecology and as for the bus depot, we've switched virtually completely to gas engine fuel.”
In his words, the Russian region actively interacts with Belarus in the sphere of import substitution. “Together we are very competitive and can create the vehicles and machines we need not out of imported parts and we don't have to buy machines and vehicles abroad either. It is the most important task we are working to accomplish together with Belarusian industrial enterprises,” Aleksandr Beglov said.