Cuba interested in Belarusian agricultural machines Economy 27.09.2018 | 13:23
MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – Cuba is interested in buying Belarusian agricultural machines and is getting ready to sign the contracts, representatives of the Applied Research Center for Agriculture Mechanization of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus told BelTA.
“We are genuinely interested in Belarusian products for Cuban agriculture. Your machines have worked successfully in complicated climatic conditions in Cuba for many years. It is time to take our relations to the next level. We would like to buy even more of the latest samples of industrial products,” said Jose Suarez Leon, Director General of the Agricultural Engineering Office of the Cuban Agriculture Ministry.
The Cuban delegation is staying in Belarus on 23-30 September. The Applied Research Center for Agriculture Mechanization of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is the receiving organization. Signing a bilateral agreement on R&D cooperation is one of the items on the itinerary.
“The Cubans have shown a live interest in our applied research center. They've decided to borrow our organizational practices and assimilate them in the relevant organizations in Cuba,” noted representatives of the NASB Applied Research Center for Agriculture Mechanization.
The Cuban delegation visited the center's experimental manufacturing branch. The sides reached an agreement that a specialist of the enterprise will be sent to Cuba to prepare the delivery of a lineup of potato harvesters, machines for calibrating, polishing, and washing potatoes and packing them into sacks.
The Cuban delegation has also decided to buy everything necessary in Belarus in order to arrange a soil box just like the one used by the NASB Applied Research Center for Agriculture Mechanization for the sake of cheaply testing agricultural machines at any time of the year.
The Cuban delegation also visited some other branches of the NASB Applied Research Center for Agriculture Mechanization, including a hot zinc plating plant in Lida and the Zazerye facility with its biogas plant, a grain drying complex, and a dairy farm.
The Cuban delegation demonstrated interest in a lot of Belarusian industrial products ranging from Motovelo motorcycles to utility vehicles made by Amkodor, Gomselmash harvesters, MTZ tractors, and MAZ trucks. The delegation visits four to five enterprises in different cities every day, said the source.