Posted: 24.06.2024 13:00:00

Lukashenko named prospects for liaising with Leningrad Region: infrastructure, investment projects, gasification

Infrastructure development, joint investment projects and work in the field of gasification — these are promising areas in co-operation between Belarus and Russia’s Leningrad Region – as stated by President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko during his today’s meeting with Leningrad Region Governor Alexander Drozdenko

The first direction outlined by the Head of State is gasification. It is planned to build new boiler houses powered by natural gas in the Leningrad Region.

“If there is such a need, we will be ready to join this, I will say it bluntly, global project in the Leningrad Region. We can not only supply the appropriate equipment and build boiler houses, but also lay main gas pipelines and connect them to households,” the President of Belarus asserted.

The second direction is infrastructure development. The Belarusian leader drew attention to the fact that when building centralised management in the Leningrad Region, the system of enterprises providing construction and maintenance of highways is being reformed, “We’re at your disposal: from our machinery to the experience we have accumulated.”

The third direction deals with investment projects.

“Belarusian companies are keen to take part in the implementation of major investment projects. This applies primarily to construction services and supply of building materials,” Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined.

One of the examples of successful co-operation is the grain terminal at Vysotsky Port in the Vyborg District. According to the Head of State, the project is unique. The first part of the terminal has been implemented, and it is planned to reach full capacity by late 2024.

Just recently, negotiations have been held with the Northern Construction Management, which acts as the general contractor for the construction of third and fourth power units of the Leningrad NPP-2. The Belarusian leader noted that our specialists have already started working out the issues of supplying a wide range of building materials and other products, adding that there is a demand for unique builders trained with Russia’s help.

“In short, there are a lot of new projects that I have listed, as well as old ones. You are well aware of our capabilities in the supply of machine building goods and agricultural equipment. We’ll be able to participate in replacing the competencies of the departed Western partners in the field of industry and will be happy to work with the Leningrad Region. These are people who are very close to us, they are like Belarusians by 100 percent, so you can count on us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko assured.