Venezuelan farmers presented MAZ trucks, Belarus tractors
MINSK, 8 April (BelTA) – Agricultural companies of the Venezuelan state of Barinas have been handed over 37 MAZ trucks and 100 Belarus tractors made by Belarusian-Venezuelan joint ventures, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus in Venezuela told BelTA.
Workers of the Belarusian-Venezuelan joint ventures MAZ-VEN and VeneMinsk Tractores, which are located in the industrial zone Santa Ines of the State of Barinas, met with representatives of the state’s agribusiness. Barinas State Governor Adan Chavez, Venezuelan Industry Minister Ricardo Menendez, Agriculture and Lands Minister Juan Carlos Loyo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Venezuela with concurrent accreditation in Ecuador Oleg Paferov took part in the event.
The trucks and tractors were solemnly presented to the agricultural companies of the State of Barinas at the event.
The Governor thanked the Belarusian people and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko personally for building the factories in Belarus and for the aid to the development of the country’s industry. “We are thankful for the support rendered to Venezuela since the contract was signed,” he remarked.
Industry Minister Ricardo Menendez underlined the importance of the project and the need to continue and build it up for the benefit of the Venezuelan nation with a view to ensuring the industrial and agricultural security of the country the way President Hugo Chavez wanted it. He was also thankful for the Belarusian side for the support that has been rendered and is being rendered in this regard. The Industry Minister underlined that the built factories are an example of the new model of industrial production in Venezuela.
Industry Minister Ricardo Menendez remarked that by the end of 2013 the joint ventures MAZ-VEN and VeneMinsk Tractores intend to raise their output capacity up to 5,000 trucks and 10,000 tractors per annum.
In the industrial zone Santa Ines the Belarusian side is also building a factory to make Amkodor road-building machines next to the two enterprises. The new factory is scheduled for commissioning in 2013.