Belarus: Chinese investor to finance construction of soda ash plant

A Chinese investor will reportedly take part in the construction of the soda ash plant in Gomel Oblast. The Construction and Architecture Ministry of Belarus and a Chinese company have already signed …

A Chinese investor will reportedly take part in the construction of the soda ash plant in Gomel Oblast. The Construction and Architecture Ministry of Belarus and a Chinese company have already signed an investment agreement, Anatoly Lis, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister, said. We have started developing the deposit. It has been explored already, Lis added. The plant, which will have the capacity of 280,000 tonnes of soda ash per year, will produce soda ash for glass, chemical and other industries. The plant will sell its products domestically to satisfy domestic demand, which stands at about 120,000 tonnes of soda ash per year, as well as internationally. The plant will be built in Mozyr District where the biggest deposits of rock salt, used in the production of soda ash, are located.