Meeting with CEO of Stadler Rail Group Peter Spuhler

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Belarus is ready to work with Stadler Rail Group and implement its proposals, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Peter Spuhler, CEO and owner of Stadler Rail Group, on 1 August.

“You have created almost 500 highly productive jobs in Belarus. You are working with innovations, which, as they say, are in trend today. These are our main objectives which we will pursue in 2016-2021. In this regard, you can be sure that we are ready to work with you and implement all proposals of your company,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The President added that the company has done a lot in Belarus within a year of work. “Of course, new issues and, perhaps, new interests emerge in the process of work,” the head of state remarked. “I am aware of your proposals regarding the expansion of production in Belarus. Let’s discuss the whole set of issues.”

It was noted at the meeting that the international company is going to expand production in Belarus and execute as many orders here as possible because Belarus is a very good place for production assets. For example, Stadler Minsk will assemble trains for Norwegian State Railways and St. Petersburg. Stadler Rail Group plans that all orders from the CIS countries will be executed in Belarus.

The factory will continue purchasing Belkommunmash components and, perhaps, will develop partnership with other Belarusian enterprises, for example, the Mogilev-based company Strommashina. Aleksandr Lukashenko said that Stadler Minsk should localize production in Belarus.

The meeting also focused on the possibility to produce trains for the third Minsk metro line at Stadler Minsk.