Posted: 27.05.2024 13:26:00

Lukashenko named promising areas of co-operation with Altai Krai: electric buses, drones, and others

Belarus is ready to increase supplies of various equipment to the Altai Krai of Russia – as stated by President Aleksandr Lukashenko at a meeting with Altai Krai Governor Viktor Tomenko


The Head of State outlined a number of promising areas in which the parties need to seriously accelerate, and the supply of agricultural machinery is among them. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that thousands of Belarusian Polesie tractors and combines already operate in the Altai Krai. “We are ready to meet the needs of the region in spare parts and maintenance, including staff training,” he said.

The programme of Viktor Tomenko's stay in Belarus includes visits to the country’s largest enterprises (Minsk Tractor Works, Amkodor, Minsk Automobile Plant), whose products have proven themselves not only in the Russian Federation, but also in foreign markets. “In turn, we are very interested in components for our machine-building industry," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Belarusian elevator equipment is also in demand in the Altai Krai, and Aleksandr Lukashenko commented, “I was pleased to read in the reports that more than 60 percent of the replaced elevators there are Belarusian. Taking into account your plans to replace elevators (in almost 400 houses) this year, we are interested in participating in tenders, winning, and supplying you with elevator equipment for new construction projects. We guarantee maintenance and repair.”

Belarusian passenger vehicles are widely represented and have already proven themselves in the Altai Krai’s transport park. The President stressed, “We are ready to continue to send you modern gas-powered and diesel buses: school buses, low-floor buses for a barrier-free environment, as well as electric buses. When visiting MAZ, you can have a look at them and even take a test drive to determine the configuration.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Russian guests will be able to get acquainted with a wide range of utility, road construction and other special vehicles at Amkodor. “We are ready to ensure the delivery of all necessary products to your region as soon as possible. The fire and rescue equipment developed by our company in the Minsk Region may become one of the interesting points. In its manufacture, modern composite materials are used on the basis of the MAZ chassis, which ensure high reliability and extended service life (up to about 20 years),” he noted.

The Head of State also proposed to combine the competencies both in exports of equipment for livestock and dairy farms, and in scientific support of animal husbandry, supplies of elite breeds of cattle, development of compound feeds. “You know our Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation well, you can order and buy the most modern and effective compound feeds there,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

Unmanned civilian systems are another area of co-operation, and the Belarusian leader stated, “As part of the new Unmanned Aircraft Systems national project, you are developing a regional programme that will allow you to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles for the needs of agriculture, the education system, and environmental protection. Belarus has good competencies in this area, and we are ready to introduce them to you. If you like them, we will work together.”

Five waste recycling complexes are being created in the Altai Krai, and the experience of Belarus can also be useful to Russian partners in this regard.