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19 June 2017, 11:14

BelGee to export almost 90% of cars to Russia

MINSK, 19 June (BelTA) – Almost 90% of cars produced at the new plant BelGee will be shipped for the Russian market, Belarus Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk said in an interview to the Belarus One TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“Geely company will buy almost 90% of our cars for the distribution on the Russian market,” the minister said.

According to Vitaly Vovk, if in the coming years the factory reaches the production volume of 50,000 cars a year, the opening of the second stage of the factory will be considered then. “The second stage will mean the production will reach 120,000 cars a year. These are absolutely new models, the latest technologies. Our workers have visited many European carmakers and the level of our technologies does not differ from theirs. The only difference is that our factory is a new one,” he noted.

As was reported, the first batch of cars at the BelGee factory which is currently under construction will be produced in the near future. The design capacity of the new plant near Borisov will be 60,000 cars a year. The plant will produce Geely Emgrand X7 crossover, Geely SC7 sedan and Geely LC Cross hatchback.

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