MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) – St. Petersburg is interested in increasing the supplies of Belarusian passenger vehicles, municipal and special-purpose equipment and elevators, BelTA learned from the Industry Ministry of Belarus.
On 11 August the Belarusian delegation of manufacturers led by Industry Minister Piotr Parkhomchik met with senior officials of the St. Petersburg administration: St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov, Deputy Governors Oleg Yergashev, Kirill Polyakov and Anatoly Poveliy.
The parties welcomed the positive dynamics of mutual trade and reaffirmed their interest in expanding and diversifying cooperation.
Agreements were reached to continue participating in tenders for MAZ passenger vehicles, municipal and special-purpose equipment in the amount of more than 1,000 pieces, as well as elevator equipment to replace elevators in old houses.
Minsk Automobile Plant rolled out a customized ambulance for St. Petersburg.
The city will get it for trial runs by the end of the year.
Particular attention was paid to new import-substituting projects to set up joint ventures to sell machinery and equipment in St. Petersburg and to provide maintenance services, as well as educational projects and cooperation in science and technology.
In addition, Piotr Parkhomchik visited the joint venture MLM Nevsky Lift, studied the production capacity and gave his take on plans of MLM Nevsky Lift and Mogilevliftmash to implement an investment project to increase the output and expand service capacities of MLM Nevsky Lift with a view to occupying new market niches in entire Northwestern Federal District
On 12 August the Belarusian delegation will hold a series of meetings and negotiations with the municipal authorities of Leningrad Oblast, leasing and banking structures.