1. Visiting dignitaries
At 2018 over 200 government and businessman delegations visited Great Stone Industrial Park. One of the most memorable events was a visit of Wang Qishan, а Vice President of Сhina, May 27. He commended the achievements of Great Stone Industrial Park and expressed the hope for intense pace of park’s development as a model project of One Belt, One Road initiative.
On the 21-st of September member of CPC Central Committee Politburo Standing Committee, Secretary General of Discipline Inspection CPC Central Commission Zhao Leji visited Great Stone Industrial Park. An honored guest identified successes of the park and expressed his confidence about park’s further contributingе to One Belt, One Road initiative.
The Prime Ministers of Republic of Belarus, as well Latvia and Kyrgyzstan also visited park in 2018.
2.The enterprises at Great Stone Industrial Park started manufacturing
At 2018 the enterprises at Great Stone Industrial Park started manufacturing. August, 29 Chengdu Xinzhu Silk Road Development R&D and manufacturing center started output of supercapacitors for electric buses. October, 19 Fluence Technology Group began trial production of LED produсts. And November, 18 MAZ-Weichai, a joint company, created by two flagship enterprises of Belarus and China, produced first diesel engines. It was first company in the park that built a plant and started manufacturing at the same year. By the beginning of 2019 10 park residents started financial and economic activity – these are manufacturing, services providing, trial production, big data platforms development.
3. A successful attraction of new residents
At 2018 the total number of park residents reached 41. It’s twice as much to compare with the beginning of the year and five times as much to compare with 2017. At 2018 19 residents were registered – this is the biggest amount in the history of Great Stone Industrial Park.
4. The construction with implementation of China’s techoeconomic grant assistance is being continued
The construction with implementation of China’s techoeconomic grant assistance is being continued. November, 21 the construction of first apartment house started in the park. It will have 156 apartments. The amount of investments is 103 million yuan. December, 18 the construction of China-Belarus center for cooperation in technical and science achievements transformation started. It’s area more than 19 000 square meters. The amount of investments is almost 160 million yuan. It will be built in 2019. With implementation of China’s techoeconomic grant assistance the Usha river was reconstructed.
5. The construction camp for Great Stone Industrial Park contractors was opened
July, 9 the construction camp for Great Stone Industrial Park contractors was opened. More than 1500 people – employees of 5 Chinese building contractors – were provided with comfortable accommodation.
6. Business environment improvement
Great Stone Industrial Park administration and China-Belarus Joint-Stock Closed Company “Industrial Park Development Company” are located in the park.
Septermber, 10 “one station” started it’s functioning. It provides all required procedures and services for residents and investors, China-Belarus Joint-Stock Closed Company “Industrial Park Development Company” representatives, construction participants and other companies located in the park.
October, 1 сustoms clearance office established by State Customs Committee of Republic of Belarus was opened. Thus at China Merchants Group trade and logistic subpark bonded logistics activity had started.
7. Duisburger Hafen AG became a shareholder of China-Belarus Joint-Stock Closed Company “Industrial Park Development Company”
April, 2018 Duisburger Hafen AG became a shareholder of China-Belarus Joint-Stock Closed Company “Industrial Park Development Company”. Duisburger Hafen AG owns and operates the largest in the world river port at Duisburg . It plays an important role as a huge logistics center.
8. Great Stone Industrial Park was represented at China International Import Expo.
November, 2018 Great Stone Industrial Park was represented at China International Import Expo that is considered to be one of highlights of world’s trade. During the exhibition the park’s management held more than 50 meetings. Two important agreements were signed. They concerns Chengdu-European industrial subpark creation in Great Stone Industrial Park and collaboration with China-SCO pilot zone of regional trade and economic cooperation.
9. Cooperation with international financial institutions
June, 5 Great Stone Industrial Park signed a memorandum of understanding with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. November, 15 the park negotiate a cooperation agreement with International Finance Corporation.
10. An international recognition Great Stone Industrial Park achivements in ecological and occupation safety
China-Belarus Joint-Stock Closed Company “Industrial Park Development Company” proved the certificates of ecological management and audit EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), as well as OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) for 2019. It also proved PECB certificate and ISO 14001 certificate issued by PECB certification center in Canada and Belorussian State Accreditation Center.
These are the landmark events of 2018 at Great Stone Industrial park and we are looking for new opportunities to improve our work in 2019!