Azerbaijan and Belarus to assemble tractor in Turkey

The construction of an enterprise to assemble Belarusian tractors in the Turkish city of Kirikkale is nearly over. The enterprise is supposed to start working in July, Report informs citing BelTA.

The decision to build the enterprise to assemble MTZ tractors was made with assistance of Ganja Automobile Plant (Azerbaijan), which has cooperated with Belarusian MTZ for many years already. A special tractor compliant with Euro 4 emission standards has been developed for the Turkish market.

MTZ Director General Fyodor Domotenko told media that Thanks to tight relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan the company saved about $1 million on one building alone.

Fyodor Domotenko said: “This year we intend to make 100 tractors and 200 ones the next one. We intend to increase the output up to 2,000 later on. The enterprise will be capable of assembling up to 3,000 tractors per annum. We just need the personnel for it. Specialists of MTZ and Ganja Automobile Plant will train the local workers in Turkey’.

The total area of the Turkish enterprise is 7,000m2. Only half of it is under the roof right now, but the enterprise will be opened by 1 July. Delegations from Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Turkey arrived in Kirikkale to take a look at intermediate results of the work. The Belarusian side was represented by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko. The Turkish side was represented by Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli. 

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