Sri Lanka to assemble Belarus tractors

14 march 2014 года

Sri Lanka will set up a plant to assemble Belarus tractors, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units.

The agreement was reached during the expo of Belarusian vehicles that was held in Colombo in February and featured mainly Bobruisk-produced tractors: Belarus-321, Belarus-320P, and Belarus-421. President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka attended the expo and confirmed his decision to set up a joint assembling plant in the near future.

“The idea of the project appeared during the visit of the President of Sri Lanka to Belarus in August 2013 when the foreign delegation visited Minsk Tractor Works. Back then the sides agreed that the new Sri Lankan plant will mainly use assembly kits from the Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units,” the press service said.

The expo of Bobruisk-produced agricultural vehicles in Sri Lanka became another step towards the creation of the joint enterprise. The event gave the Belarusian and Sri Lankan partners an opportunity to talk over the technical specifications of particular models. Special attention was paid to the models of tractors designed for rice fields and small farming enterprises.

“Already today the project shows positive sales prospects. For example, Senator for Hambantota District Namal Rajapaksa confirmed the intention of the government to buy the first batches of tractors produced by the assembly plant under the government agricultural development program,” the press service noted.

Founded in 1945, Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units is part of the industrial group Minsk Tractor Works. In 2007 the company started manufacturing tractors. Apart from tractors Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units offers a large choice of components, parts for Belarus tractors made by Minsk Tractor Works as well as a large range of disk wheels for tractors and agricultural machines.

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