Belarus will maintain and strengthen its dominant position as the most convenient logistics hub on the way of goods from west to east and back, Belarusian First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Snopkov told the media, BelTA has learned.
He noted that the Great Stone Industrial Park is launching the most important Gateway project to build a multimodal logistics port by joint efforts of companies from four countries: Switzerland, Germany, China and Belarus. "Recently, China Railways confirmed its readiness to participate in the share capital. This is very important for us," Nikolai Snopkov said.
According to him, the project was discussed, among other issues, in a telephone conversation between the leaders of Belarus and China on 10 January. Xi Jinping hailed this project as one of the exemplary and promising ones.
"Despite the difficulties in railway transportation of goods, through the land route, I think that our dominant position as a logistics hub, as the shortest route from west to east and from east to west will be preserved and grow stronger," Nikolai Snopkov noted.