Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend /
Some 12 assembling plants of Belarusian equipment were opened in Kazakhstan in 2010-2011, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister
Valery Ivanov said at the 8th session of the Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation in Gomel on Oct.6, Belta reported.
The plants assemble Belarusian dump and mine trucks, tractors, combine harvesters, engines, balers, lifts, many more.
Ivanov praised the implementation of the roadmap, bilateral program for trade and economic cooperation scheduled for completion in 2016.
In general, the trade between Belarus and Kazakhstan increased more than 4 times from $215 million to $870 million in 2005- 2010. Positive trend persists this year, too.
Ivanov reported that the meeting approved the activities under the Road Map program for the next two years. It includes cooperation in such areas as industrial cooperation, mutual supply of goods and services, agriculture, energy, investment, small and medium-sized business, education and culture, sport and tourism.
The sides are set to expand the existing assembly facilities. For example, production of tractors in Kazakhstan will be increased to 1,500 in 2012; new joint projects will be launched.
Edited by G.Dadashova