MOGILEV, 11 October (BelTA) – Mogilev Oblast's export to Russia's Primorsky Krai has expanded by 84% this year, Mogilev Oblast Deputy Governor Ruslan Strakhar told journalists commenting on the outcomes of the Days of the Republic of Belarus in Primorsky Krai that were held from 4 to 11 October, BelTA informs.
“This year the export of Belarusian goods to Primorsky Krai has already reached $13 million, up by 43% year-on-year. Although the contribution of Mogilev Oblast is still insignificant – just $500,000, the growth rate is quite impressive: this year alone, the export of Mogilev Oblast to Primorsky Krai increased by 84%,” Ruslan Strakhar said.
The Government put Mogilev Oblast in charge of cooperation with Primorsky Krai. In this regard, for several years already the regional government has been actively working on building partnerships with Russian counterparts. The recent visit to Vladivostok gave a new impetus to cooperation. The Belarusian delegation included 160 delegates representing various economic sectors. Due to this, Belarus managed to adequately showcase its trade, economic, investment, tourism and cultural potential.
“The Days of the Republic of Belarus took place in Primorsky Krai for the first time. The event included both economic and cultural parts. One of the highlights was a trade fair of Belarusian goods and an exhibition of agricultural machinery. The country's 18 largest enterprises demonstrated their products. A protocol of the meeting of the working group was signed covering the issues that the parties will have to work on in the near future,” Ruslan Strakhar continued.
Thus, there are plans to set up an exhibition and service center for Belarusian machinery in Primorsky Krai. “This center will not only sell machinery, but also provide maintenance services. It will also allow local consumers to study the machinery on the ground. We will also promote products made by Mogilevliftmash, namely elevators and elevator equipment, as well as rotary and carousel parking systems that are a new line of business for the company,” the deputy governor said.
As far as cooperation in agriculture is concerned, there are plans to promote, test and introduce Belarusian potato varieties, provide expert and scientific support for the cultivation of orchards, as well as to convert agricultural machinery from wheels to tracks. All these objectives were documented in the minutes of the meetings of the working groups.
“The most important point of the program was the business forum held in Primorsky Krai. It helped us scale up cooperation with existing partners and forge new partnerships. Now we are working hard to flesh out the agreements and specify the amount of deliveries. For example, the meeting of the working group specified how much Belarus-made machinery Primorsky Krai is going to need in 2022. The group determined buyers for 336 machines. The list is incomplete and will be updated throughout the year,” Ruslan Strakhar said.