- Cherat Cement Factory has planned to procure at least 15 heavy-duty BelAZ trucks in a year
NOWSHERA: BelAZ, a Belarusian mining truck company, has launched its first dumper truck in Pakistan. The heavy-duty vehicles, which would have a load capacity of 45 tonnes, would mainly be used in the cement and mining sectors.
A ceremony in this regard was held at the Cherat Cement Factory on Wednesday. The company has planned to procure at least 15 such heavy machines in a year.
“This is the first step as we are looking forward to boosting our trade with Pakistan, especially in heavy machinery, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors,” said Ambassador of Belarus in Pakistan Endrei Ermolovich while addressing the ceremony.
This year was a very special occasion in the history of Belarus-Pakistan cooperation as the two countries were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, he added.
“Over the years, we have left no stone unturned to strengthen and enhance Belarus-Pakistan cooperation,” he remarked.
The Belarusian envoy believed that introduction of this world-renowned mining dump truck, BelAZ, in Pakistani market would be a substantial contribution of Belarus to the development of the cement and mining industries of Pakistan.
“Today we are on the eve of the opening of a new page in our bilateral relations, as we witness an excellent example of progress in the sphere of industry, as well as an exchange of advanced technologies with the Pakistani industrial complex,” he stated.
The envoy said inter-agency contacts had been established and the inter-ministerial working groups on industry, agriculture, science and technology, military and technical cooperation were operating successfully.
He informed that the two countries were actively organizing the official visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Belarus in the second half of 2019, in accordance with the official invitation extended by the Belarusian president last year.
“The head of our state attaches special importance to the development of friendly relations with Pakistan,” he mentioned. “Belarus is an export-oriented country and at the same time our economic potential in the field of industry, agriculture, petrochemicals and machinery provides us with an opportunity to cooperate with many Pakistani companies,” Ermolovich concluded.