Balanced cooperation between Leningrad region and the Republic of Belarus has gained new prospects. Environment is in the focus of attention.
A new agreement between the Government of Leningrad region and the Government of the Republic Belarus on cooperation in trade and economic, scientific and technical, social and cultural spheres was signed during the ninth session of the joint commission on development of cooperation between Leningrad region and the Republic of Belarus chaired by the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Nikolay Snopkov.
“The agreement that we signed was balanced not artificially, but historically – the balance reflects our mutual interests. The new direction – environmental – is especially important for us. It includes technologies and equipment for water treatment delivered from Belarus and the second, completely new direction – waste recycling”, emphasized Alexander Drozdenko.
The head of the region noted that Leningrad region is considering possible partnership with the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of selection of technologies for the construction of enterprises for the processing of household waste, based on experience which has been already gained by an enterprise in Brest region.
Within a federal project “Clean water” 13 Belorussian water treatment plants are already installed in Leningrad region, 9 water treatment plants and 4 modular wastewater treatment plants are being currently installed. In 2021-2022 it is planned to purchase 108 water treatment plants and 31 waste water treatment plants made in Belarus amounting to 1.65 and 2.4 billion rubles.
In addition to the increasing supplies of water treatment equipment, it is planned to increase the supply of public transport, road construction, municipal and agricultural machinery to Leningrad region from the Republic Belarus, and exports of breeding stock, fertilizers, mechanical engineering and wood processing products to Belarus.
During the meeting the parties also signed the Roadmap between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of Leningrad region on cooperation in trade and economic, scientific and technical, social and cultural spheres for 2021-2023.