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Belarusian textile makers to explore new export clients

Jun 02, 2020
Belarusian textile makers to explore new export clients

Textile manufacturers in Belarus are planning to explore new partners and step up exports to the European Union (EU), according to Tatyana Lugina, head of Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom, who recently noted that the 2020 targets have to be met despite the industry situation being tough due to closed borders, falling purchasing power and other reasons.

She was addressing a virtual meeting of the board of the concern, according to a news agency report.

“The Asian presence in the EU markets is declining, so we need to actively look for new partners, and secure our foothold,” she said.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some manufacturers ramped up industrial production index in January-April year-on-year: Orsha Linen Mill by 3.1 per cent, Kamvol by 9.2 per cent, Slonim SKPF by 0.1 per cent, Mogotex by 7.9 per cent, Vitebsk Factory of Silk Fabrics by 138.9 per cent, Lenta by 1.2 per cent and MedLen by 52.3 per cent, Vitaly Dedinets, first deputy head of Bellegprom, said.

In January-March, textile factories used Br 2.277 million of capital investment, which accounted for 30.4 per cent of the total. Orsha Linen Mill used a total of Br1.737 million of capital investment.

The sector is fulfilling the instruction of the head of state to work out economically sound proposals on further development of Orsha Linen Mill, including deep processing of short flax fibre to manufacture sanitary and medical products and increase the fibre processing level by 30-40 per cent.

The enterprise plans the third stage of modernization from 2019 to 2023.