It is necessary to add Belarusian experience and best practices to the BelGee car manufacturing project. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions at the government conference held on 30 November to discuss the implementation of an investment project meant to start assembling cars in Belarus, BelTA has learned.
Alexander Lukashenko reminded that he had dreamed about the project to start car manufacturing in Belarus for a long time. “I have a dream. I would like Belarus to make cars in addition to heavy trucks, medium-capacity trucks, and tractors. The cars should be close to people's car standards so that the country could satisfy the demand of corporations and individuals for Belarus-made cars,” he said.
“Naturally, in modern conditions getting such a project off the ground on our own is next to impossible. It would be impossible in Belarus because the market is different and so on. Most of all, many countries that make cars are years and centuries ahead of us. It would be very difficult to create cars and compete with those countries that make good cars today, for instance, Mercedes cars, Japanese, Korean cars and so on,” noted the head of state.
“This is why instructions have been given to find a country that would be ready to help us create an acceptable car, a car for our people using our technologies and theirs. The car has to be advantageous for us as far as the quality and the price are concerned,” stressed the President. The People's Republic of China is such a country. According to the head of state, China is about to rule the world as far as these products are concerned by making good quality cars. The project to assemble Geely cars in Belarus is a convincing argument. Some components are supplied by the Belarusian side.