31 May 2024 19:57

Belarus and Russia preparing detailed action plan for machine tool industry - Belarusian Prime Minister

MINSK. May 31 (Interfax) - Belarus and Russia are completing the preparation of a joint action plan for the long-term development of the machine tool industry within the Union State, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.

"As part of the Union Machine joint program, we are completing the development of not just some kind of declaration or general agreement with Russia, but an absolutely large matrix. (...) It is literally written down who will do what in Russia, in Belarus for each machine, and what models we need to achieve," Golovchenko said through his press service.

A large-scale increase in production volumes in the machine tool industry is envisaged, the Prime Minister said. "If we want to increase production volumes in the future, we cannot do so without accelerated robotization," he said.

Earlier it was reported that the Belarusian and Russian Ministries of Industry signed a joint activities plan for 2024-2026 in February of this year, which, along with the implementation of a unified industrial policy, also includes the creation of a roadmap for the development of cooperation in the machine tool industry.