Scientists called on for help
Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov orients Belarusian flax mills towards new samples
During his tour of Lyakhovichi flax factory, the PM was able to see the modern high-performance line in action, processing retted straw into pressed bricks. Mr. Kobyakov is eager to promote pressed straw not only as a domestic fuel but for export to Europe as a construction material. He made a call to scientists, underlining, “Pressed straw could be used to make construction bricks and I’m sure there are other options.”
In all, 28 flax factories currently operate in Belarus, with ten using state-of-the-art technologies. The PM has also been looking at Belarusian agriculture: particularly, the progress of the spring sowing campaign.
By Svetlana Savelieva