Production of Russian-Belarusian trams started in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, December 3 – RIA Novosti. Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoy and Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin started joint tram production in the city of Vorsma on Saturday morning.
The joint project on the creation of Russian-Belarusian trams was called “MiNiN” (Minsk + Nizhny Novgorod).
“The Nizhny Novgorod region is among the ten most important regions for us in terms of trade turnover, in terms of the number of integration cooperation projects. This year we will once again exceed the limit of mutual trade turnover of $ 1 billion. It is impossible without such projects to earn $ 2 billion “. Therefore, we need to move from trading activity – very active in our country, involved in a wide variety of goods and sectors – to real cooperation. several stages The first is that our largest manufacturers start mutual deliveries to each other on the conveyor: GAZ Group and the Belarusian group of auto components, but without real cooperation projects nothing will work. And in this project there was the energy of the teams and the Belarusian Ambassador, which made it possible to move from words to actions very quickly management decisions,” he said.
The Russian-Belarusian company “Nizhekotrans” will work at its production facilities in the city of Vorsma, Pavlovsky District. By 2024, it is planned to produce 176 cars for Nizhny Novgorod, 26 of which are three-section.
As Albert Karimov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation noted, this is one of the important and important examples of the practical establishment of cooperation. “At the moment, several such important integration projects are being implemented, and the “MiNiN” project will make a significant contribution to the development of cooperation between Russia and Belarus. It is important that this project creates additional competences in the territory of Nizhny Novgorod. Technologies for creating the production of this equipment and will create up to 500 jobs ” – said the deputy minister.
The Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region emphasized that it will not be possible to start a new production without launching a federal project for the integrated development of urban electric transport. “Here we receive up to 170 units of equipment only to Nizhny Novgorod with the replacement of railway facilities, as a result of which a completely new tram system will be created,” said Nikitin.
The trains will be used in Nizhny Novgorod as they improve the city’s electrified transport infrastructure. The head of the region noted that the appearance and interiors of the new trams are designed specifically for Nizhny Novgorod. The trams will be suitable for the elderly, mothers with strollers and the disabled.
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