MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – A three-day visit of the Belarusian government's delegation led by Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko to Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan and the Republic of Tatarstan has netted about RUB4.5 billion, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian delegation, which included representatives of ministries and government agencies, heads of major Belarusian companies, has finished the visit. Summing up results of the work in Ufa and Kazan, Roman Golovchenko stressed that the business mission had been accomplished: heads of the companies that cooperate with Tatarstan and Bashkortostan have signed serious contracts.
According to the Belarusian government's press service, contracts worth about RUB4.5 billion were signed over the three days. In particular, the Belarusian steel mill BMZ and AT Industry Company signed an agreement on selling 3,000 tonnes of seamless pipes worth a total of RUB249 million in Kazan on 22 September. BMZ also signed an agreement on selling 8,000 tonnes of round iron worth RUB304 million to OOO TD Kama Trade Tatarstan.
The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ signed a package of cooperation documents. Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov emphasized interest in Belarusian agricultural machines at every meeting with the Belarusian delegation. The visit of MTZ representatives to the city of Kazan resulted in several business agreements. MTZ will ship 250 Belarus-1221.3 tractors to RariTEK Holding by February 2023. Cummins Kama Company will sell engines for OAO MTZ and OAO TPK MTZ Tatarstan to assemble tractors in 2022-2023. OAO MTZ and OAO TPK MTZ Tatarstan signed two contracts on shipping a total of 1,310 Belarus-82.1/82.1-23/12 tractors worth about $30 million in 2023.
OAO SvetlogorskKhimvolokno and Nizhnekamsk-based OOO Biotex signed a contract on selling about $3.3 million worth of polyester threads.
In Kazan the Belarusian Industry Ministry and PAO KamAZ signed an agreement on long-term cooperation in the period till 2025. OAO Polotsk Steklovolokno and OOO Avtotehnik based in Naberezhnyye Chelny signed a protocol of intent on selling fiberglass roving worth about $0.3 million. The Minsk branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan signed a cooperation agreement.
Apart from that, in Kazan a roadmap to guide R&D cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan in 2023-2024 was worked out. The China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone and the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan signed a memorandum of cooperation in the city, too.
Tatarstan is also interested in buying passenger vehicles from Belarusian MAZ. Buses made by the company are already used in Kazan. The city needs more of them now.
A serious package of documents was also signed in Ufa on 21 September.