On August 27, Alexander Lukashenko, a member of the government, government agencies, and the company’s workforce, took part in the ceremonial launch of the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant in the Gomel region, informs the press service of the head of state.
The President of the country carried out a symbolic launch of the enterprise, on the control panel there is a button for starting the roadheader. The process of the technique’s work in depth was demonstrated to the participants of the event online.
Observers clarify that Belaruskali started the implementation of such a large-scale project, the preliminary investment in which is $ 1.5 billion, almost ten years ago. And at the beginning of this year, the mine had already produced about 1.4 million tons of ore. Work is underway on the construction of facilities for three new stages of the enterprise.
The Belarusian leader, speaking at the ceremony, said that “today, without exaggeration, is a historic day for Belarus,” noting that potassium is the country’s brand, and Belaruskali is rightfully recognized as one of the leading and most reliable players in the world fertilizer market. “We are fortunate that the domestic subsoil is rich in red gold.
In this regard, he agrees that even now, when the republic is being tested by the sanctions of the US and EU countries, these sanctions are begging for these sanctions, Belarus is not letting anyone down and will certainly fulfill all its obligations. In potash fertilizers, he said, “such giants as China, Brazil, India and many other countries.” He recalled that due to the coronavirus pandemic on the planet, the issue of providing food, food, and therefore fertilizers has become even more acute. “The Belarusian leader explained the position of the state.
By the way, by 2030, Ivan Golovaty reported to the President of the General Director, the GOK will increase the production capacity for the production of fertilizers to 16 million tonnes. 7 million 546 thousand tons, or 116.6 percent over the same period last year. 625 thousand tons were shipped to the domestic market, or 165.5 percent against 7 months of last year.
During the same period, the export of potash fertilizers also increased by 10.4 percent, amounting to 6 million 980 thousand tons, and export earnings increased by 13.4 percent, Golovaty explained.
Currently, more than 800 employees work at the industrial site of the enterprise. To provide them with housing in Petrikov, several multi-apartment houses have been put into operation over the past years.
Addressing the work collective of the GOK, the president would appreciate and accept his native land. “There is no better land than Belarus, especially here, in Polesie, in the world,” Lukashenka summed up.
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