Belarus hopes for more joint projects with China
MINSK, 12 December (BelTA) – Belarus hopes to expand joint projects with China, Belarus Premier Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus Lu Guicheng on 9 December.
The Belarusian head of government praised successful implementation of joint investment and humanitarian projects. “These are billions of dollars of investments and credit resources which are put in the Belarusian economy,” he said. Bilateral cooperation has been gaining momentum in every area including energy, road service and high-technology projects. Mikhail Myasnikovich paid special attention to the joint project of the Belarusian holding company Horizont and Chinese Midea.
According to the PM, Belarus is getting ready to set up a satellite in collaboration with China. A number of joint sci-tech and educational projects are slated for implementation.
Assessing the diplomat’s personal contribution to the Belarusian-Chinese relations, Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that the Ambassador had done a lot for successful implementation of joint projects. The Premier said that the Order of Francysk Skaryna which the Belarusian head of state bestowed upon the Ambassador is a high and well-deserved honor.
Among the joint projects slated for implementation is a Belarusian-Chinese industrial park. Mikhail Myasnikovich invited Lu Guicheng to partake in the opening of the park as soon as it is built up.
Lu Guicheng, for his part, took note of vibrant bilateral relations. “It was possible first of all thanks to the leaders of the two countries as well as joint work in the economic and humanitarian spheres,” he said.
The Chinese Ambassador has contributed a lot to the development of bilateral investment cooperation, opening credit lines of more than $15 billion for modernization of the Belarusian economy. China participates in nearly 20 investment projects in Belarus. The renovation project at Minsk CHP plant No. 2 has been successfully completed. Modernization projects in the Belarusian cement industry and at Minsk CHP plant No. 5 are nearing completion. Belarus has launched the construction of a joint industrial park, the establishment of the national satellite system, the construction of the Bereza and Lukoml state district power plants and modernization of Minsk National Airport.