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08 June 2023, 18:32

Belarusian electric bus, satellite mockup on display at exposition in Sochi

MOSCOW, 8 June (BelTA) – The prime ministers of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States toured the international exhibition “Eurasia is our home” in the Sirius federal territory on the sidelines of the Sochi meetings of the CIS Heads of Government Council and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, BelTA learned from the Roscongress Foundation, the operator of the exhibition.

The heads of government studied the E321 electric bus made by Belarus' BKM Holding. BKM Holding Director General Taras Murog told the prime ministers that the level of localization of this electric bus is 80%.

According to the press service of BKM Holding, this electric bus is decorated with images of attractions of the EAEU states. Roll-ups standing nearby provide information about the origin of the component parts used in the production. The capacity of the E321 model is 86, the number of seats is 30. The battery can charge from 20% to 90% at 450A within 25 minutes. The electric bus can run 70 km on single charge.

According to the Industry Ministry of Belarus, the cooperation project “Eurasian Electric Bus” was initiated by Belarus in order to boost the industrial sector of the EAEU countries, reduce the export of raw materials, and strengthen technological sovereignty. “Cooperation allows making the most of the industrial capacities of the EAEU states, it helps EAEU producers not only to operate at a profit, but also to withstand fierce competition, which is currently a key factor in countering external challenges,” the Industry Ministry stressed.

The prime ministers were shown a model of the Belarus-Russia spacecraft for remote sensing of Earth. The Rosatom Corporation presented a project to build a nuclear power plant in the CIS countries: the Russian design has been used in the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

All in all, the exhibition showcases integration projects of Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as partners - Iran and Cuba. The exposition is running in the format of industry clusters divided into main thematic areas. Among them are manufacturing, finance, digitalization and digital development, healthcare, tourism, sports, science and education. The total area of the exhibition is more than 7,000 m2, of which more than 2,000 m2 is an outdoor exposition where agricultural, railway, and automotive equipment is on display. In total, over 200 companies are taking part in the event.

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