Belarusian flax will be supplied to Mumbai, with shoe supplies being on the cards too. This information was announced on 9 Februaryby enterprises of the Vitebsk region of Belarus.
The potential contract portfolio with these two countries is estimated at one billion dollars. Moreover, a presentation of a Belarusian leather and footwear holding company will be held in India in March.
Annually, the leather and footwear holding company produces four million pairs of shoes. Over two years it is planned to raise output to five million pairs.In addition, the company plans to produce working shoes for power industry, military and rescue services in Belaazyorsk.
Aleksey Lagovsky , Deputy General Director of a leather and footwear holding company:
We created a new production area in 2016. Nowadays, 250 people work there. Nevertheless, we plan to engage at least 70 people more in 2017.
Unfortunately, to make does not mean earn. It is necessary to find markets and real buyers. Nowadays, Belarusian business has opened doors to all continents.
Sandals are a special order of the United Arab Emirates. A pilot batch has already been sent there. It's possible that thanks to this product,an official representative of the leather and footwear company will be established in the Persian Gulf.
In addition, Belarus is interested in cooperation with India. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus has visited the Vitebsk region to personally see the shops where flax is produced to be further supplied to Mumbai.
The main task of the state is to protect businesses from unnecessary worries.
Saxena Pankaj, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus:
As soon as we establish cooperation either in the field of flax products or in shoe production, it will open perspectives for work in other areas. The aim of Indiaand Belarus is to achieve a turnover of one billion dollars.