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Transport in Belarus

The sphere of transport communication in Belarus, located at the crossroads of transit routes, is enhancing the quality and availability of its services, solving issues of export-import and transit operations for foreign carriers. More than 100 million tonnes of European cargo annually passes through Belarusian territory, and there is capacity for more, since our transport corridors currently handle only 25-40 percent of real traffic capacity.

 

Foreign carriers are interested in transiting cargo through Belarus, due to busy traffic flow between Europe and Russia. With the aim of developing transport ties within the Republic of Belarus and with foreign states, the Ministry of Transport and Communications plans to launch innovative technologies and contemporary rolling stock. As part of preparations for the 2014 IIHF World Championships, infrastructure was modernised across all modes of transport. Meanwhile, as part of a state programme, the Transport Ministry of Belarus plans to implement six vital projects, setting up enterprises and new production.

 

As a result of implementing the State Programme of Logistics System Development of the Republic of Belarus (running until the end of 2015), twenty contemporary logistics centres were created and are currently functioning; the floor area of their warehouses totals around 400,000sq.m.

 

The fulfilment of projects continues, including the establishment of nine more logistics centres, whose implementation was launched as part of this programme.

 

The realisation of twenty-nine projects aiming to set up logistics centres has attracted more than 4.6 trillion Roubles, primarily from private business. Eight logistics centres are completely state-owned or have a state share in the statutory fund.

Since 2013, the National electronic toll collection system – BelToll – has been operational across 1,512km of Belarusian roads, including: the M1/E Brest (Kazlovičy)–Minsk–border with the Russian Federation (Redźki); the M-2 Minsk–National Airport road; sections of the M-3 Minsk–Viciebsk, the M-4 Minsk–Mahilioŭ, the M-5/E 271 Minsk–Homieĺ and M-6/E Minsk–Hrodna–border with the Republic of Poland (Bruzhi), the M-7/E 28 Minsk–Ašmiany-border with the Lithuanian Republic (Kamienny Loh), the P-1 Minsk–Dziaržynsk, the P-21 Viciebsk–border with the Russian Federation (Liozna), the P-23 Minsk–Mikašévičy, the P-99 Baranavičy–Vaŭkavysk–Pahraničny–Hrodna; and the approach road to the border with the Republic of Poland (Bierastavica) (from highway P-99 Baranavičy–Vaŭkavysk–Pahraničny–Hrodna).