Container train from Belarusian Orsha arrives in Chinese Nanchang
21 March 2019
MINSK – An international container train from the Belarusian city of Orsha reached the Chinese city of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province on 19 March, representatives of the Consulate General of Belarus in Shanghai told BelTA.
After travelling for over 11,000km across Belarus, Russia, Mongolia, and China along the Silk Road Economic Belt the train delivered 41 containers full of Belarusian peat fertilizers and sawn timber to Nanchang. Taking into account the rather poor soils in Jiangxi Province the fertilizers will come in handy. The train's operators were the Belarusian logistics company OOO Bremino Group and the Chinese logistics company COSCO Shipping.
Consul General of Belarus to Shanghai Valery Matsel, Jiangxi Province Vice Governor Wu Zhongqiong, Secretary of the Nanchang Committee of the Communist Party of China Yin Meigeng took part in the train welcome ceremony. First Deputy Chairman of the Orsha District Executive Committee Sergei Pats and Director of OOO Bremino Group Vasily Dementei came from Belarus to attend the event.
Expansion and enhancement of interregional cooperation between Vitebsk Oblast and Jiangxi Province were high on the agenda of Valery Matsel‘s negotiations with top government officials of Jiangxi Province and its administrative capital Nanchang. Valery Matsel and Sergei Pats also met with Nanchang Mayor Liu Jianyang. A protocol of intent to establish friendly relations between Orsha District and Nanchang was signed as a result.
Ways to export more Belarusian products and services to Jiangxi Province and the organization of mutual visits were discussed as the consul general met with top officials of the external relations office and the commerce department of the Jiangxi Province government.
Two more container trains with Belarusian products are expected to leave Orsha for Nanchang soon.