MOSCOW, 23 January (BelTA) - The new model of the Belarusian electric bus will be trialled in Siberia, the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia told BelTA following the talks between Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi and Novosibirsk Mayor Anatoly Lokot on 23 January.
"Since 28 May 2012, Novosibirsk has been a sister city of Minsk. Cooperation between the capital of Belarus and the capital of Siberia began even earlier, in 2000 at the level of the chambers of commerce and industry of both cities. Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi stressed the importance of partnership with Novosibirsk for Minsk and the whole of Belarus," the diplomatic mission said.
The ambassador noted that the main areas of cooperation between Belarus and Novosibirsk should be new projects in industry and science, the development of cooperation ties, the supply of various types of equipment, agricultural products and raw materials. "One of the significant areas of cooperation with Novosibirsk is the supply of Belarusian-made passenger vehicles," the press service stated. “In 2022, Belarusian automaker MAZ began to supply trolleybus kits to Novosibirsk. The company began trial runs of a new modification of the MAZ 303E20 electric bus in the Republic of Belarus in the first half of 2023. In the second half of 2023, MAZ is ready to consider the possibility of testing this model of electric bus in Siberia."
Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi is Novosibirsk Oblast of Russia on a working trip on 23-24 January. The head of the diplomatic mission held talks with Novosibirsk Oblast Governor Andrei Travnikov, visited the Siberian office of the Russian Academy of Sciences where he met with its chairman Valentin Parmon. The program of the visit also includes visits to industrial enterprises of the region that are of interest to Belarus in terms of cooperation and joint projects.