Shklov Newsprint Mill is expected to be commissioned by May 1, Belarusian Premier Sergei Sidorski told reporters in Slavgorod.
In his words, the original construction project was amended by 30%
According to the prime minister, there are only 10 newsprint mills of the kind in the world. The construction of the Belarusian one cost 20% cheaper than that of foreign analogues, and its consumption of energy is expected to be 40% lower.
As was formerly reported, in line with the business plan, the Shklov- based newsprint mill will make 40,000 tons of newsprint annually, which will be enough to completely satisfy local demand and export surplus products abroad.
The investment project to the construct a newsprint mill in Shklov was adjusted in terms of the future enterprise's capacity and financing required.
The adjusted project now includes the plans for the creation of an enamel-paper shop (20 thousand tons of paper a year) and a saw materials shop (107.8 thousand cubic metres a year). The company's exports will make 20 thousand tons of newsprint, 10 thousand tons of enamel paper and 86.2 thousand cubic metres of saw materials a year.