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Belarusian food concern Belgospishcheprom busy substituting imports


GOMEL, 20 April (BelTA) – Seven import-substituting projects are being implemented by enterprises of the Belarusian state food industry concern Belgospishcheprom. Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats mentioned it after OAO Spartak opened a new chocolate bar line on 20 April, BelTA has learned.

Leonid Zayats said that the new line commissioned by the Gomel-based company is an import-substituting one. He mentioned that Belgospishcheprom is busy implementing seven import-substituting projects like that.

The official said: “Work is in progress at the Kommunarka enterprise. Equipment will be installed there for processing cocoa beans. We are going to make the product that we now import from other countries. Literally in 2023-2026 we will make a cutting-edge modern enterprise that will supply our national confectionery industry and will be able to export to foreign markets.”

Projects are also being implemented at other enterprises and in other branches of the economy. Those include a margarine plant in Minsk, Slodych Company, and alcohol distilleries.

The deputy prime minister said: “All of it results in higher output of commercial products and additional earnings for the enterprise. And certainly, it represents weighty export potential. We are now trying to exclude as much as possible everything that we buy from other countries in order to offer an equal product with better quality to our consumers.”

Belgospishcheprom’s performance in Q1 2023 was summarized in Gomel on 20 April.

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