MINSK, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Belarus will build its own port facilities in Russia's northwest for exporting Belarusian products, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said on Thursday.
The facilities would be used for transshipment of various cargoes, including mineral fertilizers, timber, rolling cargoes, and containers, BelTA News Agency quoted Golovchenko as saying after a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
According to Golovchenko, the port infrastructure will start working before the end of this year.
Belarus currently cooperates with nine Russian ports on different seas. According to Lukashenko, Belarus now has a good chance to create its own port infrastructure in Russia, as "The Russian Federation has opened doors for us at all levels." ■