Targeting export growth
The 22nd Budpragres-2014 international specialised exhibition, hosted by Minsk, brings together over 350 leading construction companies
The 22nd Budpragres-2014 international specialised exhibition, hosted by Minsk, brings together over 350 leading construction companies from Belarus, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Turkey and elsewhere
The participants of the exhibition are able to draw attention of potential clients
“Export of construction services, totalling $940m, is planned for this year. Next year, the Head of State has set them the task of reaching $1bn,” notes Deputy Prime Minister, Anatoly Kalinin, at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Belarusian builders are successfully working in Moscow, Kaluga, Smolensk and other Russian regions. “They are invited to this market as professionals who’re able to compete, construct quickly, worthily and qualitatively. Moreover, we also work on other foreign markets,” he stresses.
The Deputy Prime Minister also noted that Belarus has everything in order to achieve, and even exceed, the level of construction export services, planned for next year. Our country boasts technology, equipment, machines and mechanisms, although yes, we need to improve some organisational aspects and work over the efficiency of the construction branch. These are major areas of the state and the Government. Moreover, Mr. Kalinin said that there are plans to organise an open-air large international construction exhibition in Minsk next April. The venue will be around 20 hectares in size, enabling the exhibition to truly demonstrate the power of the Belarusian and international construction industry.
Belarus’ Architecture and Construction Minister, Anatoly Cherny, noted that Budpragres is the major venue, displaying the latest achievements of the construction branch and it’s the event during which key treaties and beneficial contracts are signed. “The major task of Belarus’ construction branch is exports. Next year, we should add 15 percent to the level of the previous year, then at least 10 percent in the following year. At which expense? We’ll advertise our produce and show its quality, thus obtaining the contracts that we need,” he added.
According to Mr. Cherny, due to such exhibitions, much can be shown in operation — the assembly and dismantling of formworks, or the working of mechanisms.