MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – Plans have been made to commission a joint venture in Moldova this year in order to assemble urban buses made by the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Moldova Anatoly Kalinin mentioned the plans during an online meeting held to discuss new stages of Belarus-Moldova economic cooperation, BelTA has learned.
The ambassador noted that Belarus-Moldova cooperation can grow stronger if focus is shifted to encouraging manufacturing cooperation ties between commercial entities, to setting up joint ventures, implementing investment projects, and expanding regional trade and economic cooperation. In his words, there are about ten Belarusian-Moldovan joint ventures in Moldova. They assemble Belarusian tractors and trolleybuses. The assembly of buses, electric buses, and lifts in Chisinau has been suggested. The construction of an enterprise to assemble MAZ's urban buses is nearing completion. It is supposed to become operational this year.
As many as 35 kits to assemble Belkommunmash trolleybuses are supposed to be shipped to Chisinau and to be assembled by the end of the year. Apart from that, an agreement has been reached on considering the expansion of the product lineup at an MTZ tractor assembly enterprise in Gagauzia.
The online meeting focused on topical matters of Belarus-Moldova trade and economic cooperation in conditions of modern challenges, new formats of work and mechanisms to support business, prospects of expanding interaction between the private sectors of the two countries in agriculture, food industry, mechanical engineering, and information technologies. Successful projects by Belarusian and Moldovan private companies were mentioned as well.