Belarus to supply equipment necessary for spring crop planting

Economy | Agriculture
2021-02-24 17:16:27

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Mongolian co-chair of Mongolia-Belarus Intergovernmental Commission for trade, economic, scientific, and technical cooperation Z.Mendsaikhan held an online meeting with Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian co-chair of the commission Parkhomchik Petr Aleksandrovich.


They underscored that Mongolia-Belarus relations and cooperation have been expanding thanks to the five projects being co-implemented under the intergovernmental general agreement on export loan: i) tractors and other agricultural equipment and machinery supply; ii) intensive dairy farm development; iii) improvement of disaster response equipment for emergency management department ; iv) supply of road maintenance vehicles manufactured by Minsk Automobile Plant; and v) Ulaanbaatar city public housing elevator renovation.


Local herders and farmers have been using MTZ-80 tractors manufactured in Belarus, which played an important role in the development of farming in Mongolia, since the Soviet era.  Mongolia will receive the EUR 4.5 million worth of equipment and machinery from Belarus as part of the tractors and other agricultural equipment and machinery supply project and Minister Z.Mendsaikhan requested Belarus to supply the equipment and machinery before the 2021 spring crop planting begins.


Around two third of the 71 pieces of equipment of 14 types, which are also being supplied as part of the project on supply of fire-fighting equipment and machinery for Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency, have been handed over and efforts are underway to supply the rest shortly.


The Ministers agreed to dispatch a Belarusian expert team to Mongolia in the near future in connection with the project on the development of intensive dairy farm in Mongolia to be implemented in Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, and Tuv aimags. 


Both parties expressed their willingness to expand bilateral relations and cooperation not only as part of the general export loan program, but also in other areas and to focus on the implementation of the Roadmap for development of Mongolia-Belarus cooperation in 2019-2021, signed in June 2019.


Moreover, during the meeting, a provisional decision was made to hold the sixth meeting of the intergovernmental commission in Minsk, Belarus, in the third quarter of 2021.