Foundations are laid
A project to build social housing with the technical and economic assistance of the People’s Republic of China has begun in Vitebsk
Chinese Ambassador to Belarus, Cui Qiming, and Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee’s Deputy Chairman, Vladimir Belous
The regional city played host to an official groundbreaking ceremony for the country’s first social housing apartment block. This will be constructed by Belarusian builders using domestic building materials and China’s grant assistance. The 10-storey residential building containing 120 apartments will be constructed in the Bilevo-3 residential district.
Belarus is set to implement a series of social housing projects with the technical and economic assistance of the People’s Republic of China. The first phase of the project includes construction of 16 houses in different regions of Belarus for about 1,400 families. It was noted at the ceremony that the start of this large-scale social project was preceded by considerable preparatory work from the two states’ governments. The joint construction of social housing will be another milestone in the development of friendship between Belarus and China.
Attending the official ceremony was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus — Cui Qiming — and the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee’s Chairman — Vladimir Belous. They left their signatures on the first block in the foundations of a new house planned for completion in February 2017.
By Alexander Pimenov