Belarus is planning to raise a preferential consumer loan in the amount of $51,834,700 for 15 years from the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) of China for the second phase of the project to upgrade Orsha Linen Mill in 2015-2017. This decision is contained in Resolution No.1104 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated 29 December, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government.
The Chinese-language page of the official website of the Republic of Belarus belarus.by has gone online, BelTA has learned.
Plans have been made to involve Chinese capital in home construction in Brest Oblast in 2016, BelTA learned from Brest Oblast Governor Anatoly Lis during the joint session of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee and the Brest Oblast Council of Deputies on 28 December.
Belarusian Railways will provide consulting services to the administration of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone and its residents for the sake of working out cargo transportation and logistics schemes. The relevant trilateral memorandum was signed by representatives of Belarusian Railways, the park administration, and the park development company on 22 December, the Belarusian Railways press service told BelTA.
A Belarusian cultural center in China will be set up on the premises of the Belarusian Embassy in Beijing in 2016, Belarusian First Deputy Culture Minister Irina Driga said during an online conference “Belarus' draft Code on Culture” on the website of the BelTA News Agency.
The interior troops of the Belarusian Interior Ministry have suggested training internal security troops on a mutual basis to colleagues from China, representatives of the Belarusian Interior Ministry told BelTA.
The Belarusian culture center in China will be set up on the premises of the Belarusian Embassy in Beijing, Belarusian First Deputy Culture Minister Irina Driga said during the session of the Council of the Republic on 18 December, BelTA has learned.
Over 40 investment projects worth roughly $200 million have been prepared in Mogilev Oblast for the sake of utilizing Chinese loans, BelTA learned from Viktor Nekrashevich, Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee, before the expanded-participation session of the Mogilev Oblast Entrepreneurship Promotion Council on 16 December.
The contract to implement a technical and economic assistance project to build a hall of residence with the use of grant aid from China was signed by the Education Ministry of Belarus. The hall of residence will be built for students of the Belarusian National Technical University BelTA learned from Deputy Education Minister Sergei Rudy.
Belarus is working hard to promote Belarusian products to major Chinese online stores, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Trade Minister Irina Narkevich on 14 December.
Nikolai Snopkov, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration, chairman of the Belarusian part of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental committee on cooperation, leads the Belarusian delegation that is taking part in the session of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for the first time since Belarus was granted the observer status in the Organization, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.
For the first time Belarus will take part in discussions during the session of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states as an observer, BelTA learned from SCO Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev.
The investment climate of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone will be improved, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov told journalists after the ceremony to launch the construction of the subpark China Merchants CHN-BLR Commerce and Logistics on 11 December, BelTA has learned.
The first trade and logistics subpark in the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone will be commissioned in 2017, China Merchants Group Director, General Representative of the China Merchants Group in Central Asia and the Baltic states Hu Zheng told reporters at the subpark groundbreaking ceremony on 11 December, BelTA informs.
The Belarusian House of Representatives has adopted a bill on ratification of the Belarus-China agreement on mutual establishment of culture centers, BelTA has learned.
About 2,000 Chinese citizens receive education at Belarusian universities on an annual basis, Chairman of the permanent commission on international affairs and national security Vladimir Senko said at the 10th session of the Council of the Republic on 9 December, BelTA informs.
The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus ratified the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in education affairs on 3 December, BelTA has learned.
Belarus and the Chinese province of Gansu are implementing seven investment projects. Their progress was discussed during the meeting of Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin and Ding Zhongjun, head of the representative office of the Gansu Province Foreign Trade Society, on 1 December, the press service of the Belarus government told BelTA.
The degree of localization of the production of BelGee passenger cars should reach at least 50% by July 2018, Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said following the meeting with the President of Belarus to discuss the investment passenger car assembly project, BelTA has learned.
It is necessary to add Belarusian experience and best practices to the BelGee car manufacturing project. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions at the government conference held on 30 November to discuss the implementation of an investment project meant to start assembling cars in Belarus, BelTA has learned.