Belarus in the medium term could become a major European producer of glass for all segments of the glass market

Belarus in the medium term can really become a major European producer of glass for all segments of the glass market, said Alexander Lukashenko, speaking on April 19 with a message to the Belarusian people and the parliament.    "Existing deposits of quartz sand, which is more than 18 million cubic meters, is the key to successful modernization of the glass industry, which is focused mainly on exports - take me and sell, buy everything with his hands and feet - he said. - The modernized" Gomelsteklo " today from domestic raw materials to the highest standards to produce high quality float glass.

Besides, now in Belarus and the border regions of neighboring countries demand automotive glass. At what both segments of the market are growing and promising. "

According to Lukashenko, if Belarus wants to use to open the possibility, in the next few years to expand the resource base of the glass industry. "We have reserves for increasing the production of all kinds of glass in half and half times increase in exports of these products," - he said.

"Today our country - this is one big building - said the head of state. - This has all the necessary resources. Raw materials production base is more than 140 fields of building sand, about 200 deposits of sand and gravel, building stone three fields, as well as major deposit of carbonate rocks. Based on the existing deposits in the first place, we have modernized "Krasnoselskstrojmaterialy", "Krichevcementnoshifer" and the Belarusian Cement Plant. Due to this production of cement increased from 3.5 to 10 million tons. So produce one ton of cement for every citizen of Belarus. "

According to Lukashenko, Belarus has now covered not only the domestic demand for cement, but also a significant share of this production is exported.

"But visiting these factories, we are with experts came to the conclusion that this can not be done. This is a round wood timber export, sell cement. Why not sell the finished product? And we also agreed on these issues. I would really like to relevant ministers, deputy prime ministers and the then Prime Minister did not say that I sternly demand implementation of what we agreed, "- he said.

Lukashenko stressed that the cement industry is provided with raw materials for the long term, which is the guarantor of stable operation of the construction industry in their own building materials.

"In fact, the modernization of our country is already in full swing. We are in the final stages of this modernization. Hard and staging of this issue stems from the fact that it is necessary to accelerate," - said the head of state. 

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Date: 30 April 2013

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