MINSK, 3 November (BelTA) – Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko outlined the prospects for cooperation as he met with Governor of Russia's Rostov Oblast Vasily Golubev in Minsk on 3 November, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko touched upon cooperation in the agricultural sector. "Rostov Oblast rightfully bears the title of a breadbasket of Russia, one of the largest exporters of food products. This is facilitated by climatic and natural factors, and the diligence of Rostov residents. Provision of farm machines is as important. Therefore, we are interested in increasing the participation of our manufacturers in the agriculture development programs of Rostov Oblast. We are well positioned to increase the supply of farm machines. We would like to know your plans on this front," he said.
Another promising avenue of cooperation is the construction industry. "Belarus has proposals for cooperation. In recent years, we have significantly ramped up the volume of construction in Russian regions. Projects are being implemented with the use of Belarusian technologies, local and Belarusian building materials. We would like to participate in the projects to build and renovate housing stock, infrastructure and social facilities. We would be happy to strike agreements with you as soon as possible," the prime minister said.
"We could also participate in the programs to upgrade elevators in the housing stock. We have economical options, provide installation and replacement services. By the way, the Belarusian elevator manufacturer Mogilevliftmash has achieved very good results in the development and production of high-speed elevators," the Belarusian head of government said.
There are also prospects in the field of road construction. "Our builders would like to contribute to the construction of bridges, overpasses, interchanges," Roman Golovchenko added. He noted that Belarusian specialists are ready to get involved in water supply and sanitation projects, if there is interest from Russian partners.
The prime minister also outlined opportunities to expand the supply of passenger and cargo vehicles, to advance industrial cooperation.
Following the meeting, an agreement was signed between the governments of Belarus and Rostov Oblast on cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology and social and cultural affairs.