Belarus supports Mongolian freight train assembly plant

Mongolia and Belarus will collaborate in constructing a freight train assembly plant in Mongolia. This was agreed in a recent meeting between government representatives and reported by Mongolian media.

The proposal came from Mongolia’s Minister of Road and Transport Development, B. Enkh-Amgalan, when he visited the Belarussian Minister of Industry, Pavel Utyupin. Mongolia has a high demand for cargo trains for its coal and ore mining projects.

Cooperation details

Belarus’ Mogilev railway car construction plant will assist in the project, while MAZ, BelAZ, and other Belarusian manufacturers will supply the equipment. The Belarussian authorities confirmed that Mongolia could also obtain a loan from the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus. This will fall under the terms of the 50 million Euros credit line between the two countries.

Enkh-Amgalan signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko on 27 January this year. The five-year agreement deals specifies the implementation of joint transportation projects.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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