On September 28, at the VII Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Yevtukhov suggested starting the production of Belarusian BELAZ vehicles in Russia. He explained that this is the initiative of the Belarusian side.
“Belarusian colleagues came up with a proposal to consider the production of dump trucks in the Russian Federation. We have taken this into active development. I think that such a project can also be implemented on the territory of the Russian Federation, ”said the Deputy Minister, speaking at the section“ Joint Projects as a Factor of Stable Economic Development of Belarus and Russia.
As you know, BELAZ is considered a giant in the production of mining trucks - it accounts for a third of the entire world market for these vehicles. The export share of the enterprise, according to statistics, is more than 95 percent. And although the company's products are supplied to 80 countries of the world, it is Russia that is its main buyer. The Union State, observers say, accounts for about two-thirds of the export deliveries of Belarusian heavyweights.
For almost two decades, for example, there has been a cooperation agreement between the automotive industry of the Republic of Belarus and Lebedinsky GOK, located in the Belgorod region. In the last three years alone, 26 units of mining dump trucks and special equipment have been delivered to this plant. And also, they explained at the auto giant, in the deepest Russian iron ore quarry in the world, the maximum width of which is five kilometers, and the depth from the surface of the earth reaches 600 meters, BELAZ trucks carry out tasks of transporting large volumes of rock mass, deliver ore and quartzite to the processing plant.
In addition, Yevtukhov said at the forum, the Belarusian side proposed to study the possibility of in-depth localization of the production of road-building equipment in Bryansk. The parties are now determining the range of required products.
Viktor Yevtukhov called the creation of an enterprise for the production of carbon black in the Mogilev free economic zone as a fresh example of industrial cooperation. The investment project is being implemented by Omsk Carbon Group, Russian investments amount to about 150 million euros.