The Belarusian scientific institutions and universities signed $1.7 million worth of contracts with Chinese companies and scientific centers at the Chinese International Industrial Fair (CIIF 2008) that took place in Shanghai in November, BelTA learnt from Tamara Serkova, head of the international sci-tech cooperation department of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus.
Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno will supply pilot batches of heat-resisting materials to China, representatives of the company told BelTA.

The “Belarusian Cement Works”, Republican Unitary Production Enterprise, completes its preparatory works to construct a new line on cement production by dry method with a capacity of 1.8 mln. tons per year which will be created under the contract with the Chinese “ CITIC,” BelTA learnt from Vladimir Kiselev, the enterprise’s General Director.

The joint venture of OAO Horizont and the Holding Chinese Midea Group produced the first batch of microwave ovens, BelTA learnt from Kirill Gromov, the deputy director general of Horizont.
A loan agreement between China EXIM BANK and Krasnoselskstroimaterialy is to be signed in November-December 2008. The Chinese side will finance the construction of a new cement production line in Krasnoselsk, BelTA learnt from Deputy Minister of Architecture and Construction Vladimir Malets.
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