A set of buildings of the Chinese Embassy is being built near the Independence Palace on the Pieramožcaŭ Avenue, not far from Victory Park in Minsk.
What will the complex of buildings of the diplomatic mission look like and when will it be ready?
A 1.5 hectares area between the Zamok shopping centre and the embassies of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan was leased to the Chinese diplomatic mission for 70 years – from 2018 to 2088. Its rental price is 1 dollar per year. In addition to the embassy, the complex will house employees’ apartments and auxiliary buildings.
Now the soil is being removed from a construction site, and images of the future diplomatic complex have appeared on the fence. The renderers have Conalready been agreed with the authorities, so there will be no significant changes in the project. The construction can last from 2,5 to 3 years with commissioning in 2022.
Recall that in 2010 Belarus and China agreed to provide each other with land for a long-term lease for the construction of diplomatic facilities. Belarus has leased a land plot in Beijing with an area of about 0.5 hectares, on which the embassy building is already located.
This year a new building of the Supreme Court, as well as the Palazzo shopping centre appeared near the Independence Palace. The construction of diplomatic facilities of China, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan is also in progress in this area.
Near the future Chinese Embassy, another plot was allocated to the UAE diplomatic mission, besides, President Alexander Lukashenko has recently proposed the construction of an Uzbek embassy in the same area.