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12.12.2023 (Обновлено: 20.12.2023 09:38)

EEC Council approved drafting of "Eurasian Electric Bus" Interstate Program

On December 12, the Eurasian Economic Commission's Council approved drafting of the Interstate Program "Eurasian Electric Bus". The document was prepared at the initiative of Belarus in furtherance of the recommendation of the Commission's Council dated February 15 this year on developing cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union countries in forming and implementing projects in the field of electric vehicle industry.

"The primary objective of the Interstate Program is to meet the needs of the Union's market of electric buses in highly localized products manufactured in our Union," stressed Artak Kamalyan, EEC Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture.

According to the EEC Minister, a number of tasks should be completed to achieve this objective, in particular, to upgrade the equipment and create full-scale production of units and assemblies for electric buses, and to ramp up production of such components. 

It is also necessary to strengthen the competence of the Eurasian suppliers of equipment and components for electric buses and to improve the local content in manufacturing subcomponents for them. Other important objectives include strengthening research and development competencies in the manufacture of electric buses as well as reducing the import component in the cost of components. 

The following Belarusian and Russian enterprises confirmed their participation in drafting and implementing the Interstate Program: Holding Management Company "Belkommunmash" OJSC, Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, MAZ OJSC (Republic of Belarus), Kamaz PJSC, and State Corporation Rosatom (Russian Federation). These are just the key organizations the idea of drafting the interstate program has been discussed with in one form or another.