26 July 2013
Belarus has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm for joint construction projects totalling around $1bn over the next six years
Projects for China’s CITIC Construction could include a $70m photovoltaic power plant and a $60m facility at a Belarusian cement works to produce decorative slabs and artificial stone using Chinese technology.
CITIC has already built a number cement plants in the country, according to Belarusian news agency, BelTA.
Anatoly Nichkasov, minister of architecture and construction, said: "This general agreement will continue our cooperation."
Other projects in the pipeline include residential scheme using energy saving technologies.
"The volume of promising projects is about $1 billion. But these projects need to be fine-tuned," Nichkasov said.
The agreement was signed during an official visit of Belarus’ president to China.