The China-Belarus Industrial Park has become an important project for promoting the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Undertaken by China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE), the China-Belarus Industrial Park is a major industrial park project of Sinomach during the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period and the largest project of investment promotion in Belarus. It has been highly cherished by the governments of the two countries, and its importance has reached the height of strategic partnership between the two governments. In 2015, the heads of state ofthe two countries inspected the project site and spoke highly of it. At present, it has become an important project for promoting the implementation of the the Belt and Road Initiative.
The China-Belarus Industrial Park enjoys convenient transportation due to its location near the Minsk International Airport. With a total land area of 91.5 square km, 8 square km were planned for the first phase, including a starting area of 3.5 square km. At present, construction of the main road and pipe network has been completed for the starting area and eight companies have officially settled down in the industrial park. Among them, China Merchants Group, Zoomlion, Chengdu Xinzhu Corporation and Gansu Poly Xin Agricultural Science and Technology Group have signed agreements for lease of 122 hectares of land. In addition, construction has been launched for China Merchants Logistics Holdings Co., Ltd., and ground-breaking ceremonies were held for Gansu Poly Xin Agricultural Science and Technology Group and Chengdu Xinzhu Corporation. The industrial park has signed letter of intent for settling down with 22 enterprises.
Construction of Enterprises in the China-Belarus Industrial Park Presents Initial Success
The China-Belarus Industrial Park is a priority park project of Sinomach for the "12th Five-Year Plan" period and the largest project of economic and trade cooperation between China and Belarus. It is highly cherished and supported by the two governments. On May 12, 2015, the heads of state of the two countries paid a visit to the park site for inspection, and spoke highly of the project, while proposing turning it into a landmark and model project under the Belt and Road Initiative. The China-Belarus Industrial Park enjoys convenient transportation for its location near the Minsk International Airport. Of the total 91.5 square kilometer land area, 8 square kilometers were planned for the first phase, including a starting area of 3.5 square kilometers.
So far, the China-Belarus Industrial Park has successfully constructed 11.1 kilometers of artery road, the infrastructure for the 3.5-square-kilometer starting area, and a total of 12,500 square meters of R & D buildings and 8,000 square meters of standard factory buildings. These accomplishments have provided excellent conditions for the facilitation of comprehensive foreign investment.
To this date, eight enterprises have opened their presence in the industrial park and another 30 have expressed intentions to settle down there.
Infrastructure Construction Accelerates
At present, infrastructure for the 3.5-square-kilometer starting area has been completed and the basic conditions required to attract comprehensive foreign investment have been satisfied:
Road: A main road of 11.1 km has been built;
Plants and stations: The construction of rainwater treatment plants, water supply plants, and pumping stations has been completed with construction of the sewage treatment plant expected to be completed in March 2017.
The Establishment of Enterprises and Their Development in Construction and Investment
At present, the China-Belarus Industrial Park has assumed a favorable trend for investment promotion, with eight companies officially established, two of which have started civil engineering, and thirty companies intended for construction. The main-body project of Phase I for China Merchants Logistics Holdings Co., Ltd. has been roofed, with a construction area of 100,000 square meters. Construction of Chengdu Xinzhu Corporation’s Aowei Super Capacitator, the first R&D project of the Park, has been accelerated and official production is expected in 2017. Zoomlion and the Belarusian Nano Pectin are expected to launch civil engineering.
The initial results that have been achieved during the development of the China-Belarus Industrial Park are as follows:
Phase I for China Merchants Logistics Holdings Co., Ltd. has been capped; with a construction area of 100,000 square meters, it is expected to be completed within the year.
The R & D building of 12500 square meters has been capped, with the main body project to be completed within the year.
The standard factory of 8000 square meters has been capped and will be commissioned within the year.
Chengdu Xinzhu Corporation’s Aowei Super Capacitator, the first R&D project of the Park, is under construction and assembly-line production is expected in 2017.
Civil engineering for Zoomlion and the Belarusian Nanometer Pectin is about to start.
The China-Belarus Industrial Park has hosted a wide range of investment promotion activities, facilitating exchanges between a number of domestic and foreign political and business delegations. A total of 62 Chinese governmental and corporate delegations have been received, with over 500 corporate delegates. In addition, it has welcomed 42 companies and industrial organizations from 14 countries including Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, the United States, Azerbaijan, South Korea and the Czech Republic. The details of the policies of the China-Belarus Industrial Park and its construction, as well as topics on cooperation methods were the focal points of these exchanges.
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