Industrial Park "Great Stone" has become the main investment project of the central region

Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Nikolai Rogashchuk at the Forum of City Mayors spoke about the need to bring cooperation between the G20 states to a qualitatively new level. The event took place within the framework of the International Online Congress “G-Global. World of the XXI century ".

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The G-Global communicative platform is a multifunctional Internet platform that brings together the best minds to generate ideas and discuss global development issues, including overcoming the global financial crisis. In a short time, it has connected more than 30 thousand users from 150 countries.

Recall that the initiator of the creation of this project was the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The initiative was supported by 14 Nobel laureates - Robert Mundell, John Nash, Robert Kornberg, Eric Muskin, John Aumann, Finn Kidland, James Mirrlees, as well as representatives of international organizations, business, education and science, who are currently active participants in the project.

From 18 to 20 November, the G-Global. World of the XXI century". One of its participants is Nikolai Rogashchuk, deputy chairman of the Minsk regional executive committee. According to the expert, the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park “The Great Stone is an excellent example of successful international economic cooperation.  

Thanks to its favorable location, logistics and industrial infrastructure and modern preferential policy, the Great Stone has acquired the status of a reliable international platform with the most comfortable conditions for doing business not only in the Eurasian space, but also along the entire Silk Road. Over the past 5 years, the park has achieved significant results. Since the beginning of the project, 67 companies from 14 countries have been involved. These are investors from China, Belarus, Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Israel and a number of other countries. The total amount of investments in "Great Stone" during the implementation of the project has already exceeded $ 600 million, of which $ 260 million is the contribution of residents. The total amount of announced investments was $ 1.2 billion. The park's residents are provided with unprecedented benefits. For example, they are exempt from income tax for 10 years, and until 2062 - from paying land and property taxes. The invariability of business conditions is guaranteed.

“The park's largest projects in the field of mechanical engineering, which have reached the production stage, are the result of cooperation between world-famous Chinese corporations and the flagships of the Belarusian industry,” stressed the Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.

The shortest route from Asia to Europe passes through the "Great Stone", which is why it is so important. The largest investment project is being implemented by the Chinese corporation China Merchants Group. The Park has a logistics hub with modern warehouse and customs infrastructure, in which $ 132 million has been invested. And this is only the first stage, in total it is planned to invest at least $ 500 million. A new round of development of the logistics infrastructure will be given by the construction of a railway terminal with the attraction of funds from Chinese, Belarusian and Swiss companies.

“Of course, economic cooperation is only a part of the interaction that we carry out at the regional level,” Nikolai Rogashchuk noted in his report.

As part of the event, he also proposed to consider the Minsk region as a dialogue platform for holding an educational forum for young leaders in the sphere of culture, which will create a creative environment for the implementation of youth creative initiatives, and, most importantly, will contribute to the establishment of cooperation between the youth leaders of our countries.


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