Ivanovo oblast and Belarus will develop cooperation in the economy

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Ivanovo oblast and Belarus signed the plan of measures on development of trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation in 2018-2020 years, said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional government.

«The document was signed by Ivanov during the visit of the Belarusian delegation headed by Chairman of the Belarusian state concern «Bellegprom» Nikolai Efimchik. The plan envisages the intensification of socio-economic cooperation at the interregional level, increase turnover, development of cooperation between enterprises of light industry, organization of business missions for representatives of the business community, mutual deliveries of agricultural products. Also, the plan contains a number of proposals for cooperation of particular enterprises of the engineering industry», — said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that the parties shall cooperate, including at the level of the ad hoc working group, whose first meeting was held last year in Minsk. As stressed by the Governor of Ivanovo region Pavel Konkov, this impulse to development of bilateral cooperation gave the results with significant increase in turnover with Belarus. «Last year it approached $ 100 million for the seven months of this year — to 46 million dollars,» said Pavel Konkov.

The press service added that last year exports to Belarus from the Ivanovo region has increased by almost a third. Today the state ranks second from the countries-partners of the Ivanovo region for exports.

During the visit the Belarusian side has suggested that supply in Ivanovo oblast municipal electric and electric buses, the organization’s dealer centers of the Minsk tractor plant, the supply of Elevator equipment. The head of Bellegprom group of companies also expressed readiness to support in Ivanovo region in the development of the flax industry. In turn, Ivanovo oblast expressed interest in projects in agriculture, cooperation in the framework of the program of capital repairs of apartment buildings.