China could build a new power generating unit in Minsk, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told representatives of the China National Corporation for Overseas Economic Cooperation (CCOEC) as he visited Minsk cogeneration plant No. 5 this week.

At present three investment projects involving a total of $823.1m in Chinese credit resources are in progress.

Besides the complex construction of a steam gas power generating unit at Minsk, cogeneration plant No. 5 has been completed.

First Vice Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said, “The Chinese side has made the suggestion and we are ready to build a fourth power generating unit in Minsk, in the Krasny Bor area where the demand for heating energy is high.”

He added that it will be a combined unit that will generate both electrical and heating energy.

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