Transit prospects in place
By Yevgeny Vasiliev
The first section of the Prilesie Logistic Centre has been built in the Minsk District. The construction project is supported by Kayson, a well-known, international Iranian company.
“Considering the fact that our country is situated in the centre of Europe and the Minsk Region is in the centre of Belarus, we have paid serious attention to the creation of logistics centres in this area. It is not the first logistics centre in the Minsk Region, but Prilesie is certainly the first of such a level, size and volume,” said Boris Batura, Chairman of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee.
For his part, President of the Iranian company Kayson Mohammad Reza Ansari thanked the country’s leadership for the trust. “It is a great honour for us. Therefore we are so serious about this project. Construction is based on modern approaches. Storage facilities are built using energy-efficient and energy-saving technologies. Thus, we try to create a comfortable platform for the development of logistics business in Belarus,” said the Head of the company.
The construction of the Prilesie Logistic Centre is envisaged by the programme for the development of the logistics system in Belarus. Investor is the Iranian investment and construction company Kayson, while the customer is the FLLC Prilesie Logistic Centre (registered as a resident company of the Minsk Free Economic Zone). This project has been supported by the President of Belarus.
The centre will contain the necessary infrastructure to service the transit of goods via automobile and railway traffic. According to the general plan, the centre is divided into two zones — general and limited access. The general access zone will include a parking and rest area, including a three-star hotel, shopping and dining areas, parking for trucks and cars; and an engineering area. The project should be finished in 2014 and its total cost stands at $145m.