Almost 90% of cars produced at the new plant BelGee will sold at the Russian market, Belarus Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk said in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV channel.
BelGee is a joint Belarusian-Chinese production for assembling Chinese automobiles Geely.
“Geely company will buy almost 90% of our cars for the distribution on the Russian market,” the minister said.
According to the official, the plan is for the new plant to reach the production volume of 50,000 cars a year. If the plan is realized in the coming years, the opening of the second stage of the factory will be considered.
“The second stage will mean the production of 120,000 cars. These are absolutely new models, the latest technologies,” the minister noted.
He believes that in future Belarus may get its own automobile brand. The creation of the BelGee plant is the start, on the basis of which the school of technologists and designers will be formed.
The new plant is currently under construction in Minsk region. In May the media reported 99.3% readiness of the plant. According to the plans, tests of the assembling line were supposed to start on 15 June.
The plant will produce Geely Emgrand X7 crossover, Geely SC7 sedan and Geely LC Cross hatchback.