Be­larus sub­sta­tion sees com­ple­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Be­larus’ largest sub­sta­tion was com­pleted on Mon­day by a Chi­nese en­ter­prise. Af­ter three years of con­struc­tion by China’s State-owned en­ter­prise North China Power En­gi­neer­ing Co Ltd, the 330-kV Pastvy sub­sta­tion, lo­cated in the north­ern state of Pastvy, can de­liver 110 kV of power to the states of Grodno, Vitebsk and Minsk. Be­larus’ first nu­clear power plant will be com­pleted by 2020, the power trans­mis­sion of which the Pastvy sub­sta­tion will play an im­por­tant role, Be­larus’ En­ergy Min­is­ter Pottu Pu­cik said at a cer­e­mony mark­ing the com­ple­tion of the sub­sta­tion. En­ergy co­op­er­a­tion between the two coun­tries has been fruit­ful in re­cent years, with $2 bil­lion in en­ergy projects tak­ing up a con­sid­er­able pro­por­tion of China’s to­tal in­vest­ment in Be­larus. web­site. The first quar­ter wit­nessed a 0.5-per­cent GDP in­crease in both zones com­pared with the fourth quar­ter of 2016, said Euro­stat. On a year-on-year ba­sis, sea­son­ally ad­justed GDP rose by 2.1 per­cent in the eu­ro­zone and by 2.2 per­cent in the Euro­pean Union in the sec­ond quar­ter, said the EU’s sta­tis­ti­cal of­fice.

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