MINSK, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin on Monday emphasized good progress in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone.
On behalf of the Belarusian government, Kalinin expressed satisfaction with the development of the industrial park during his visit.
"The park will be one of the factors promoting our country's economic development in the next five-year term," the deputy prime minister said.
"It is the most important decoration of the Silk Road, a pearl on the Silk Road Economic Belt," he added.
Kalinin pointed out that the establishment of infrastructure in the park provided necessary conditions for enterprises to enter the park.
Another important thing for the development of the industrial park is the fact that visa-free travel between Belarus and China will take effect soon, he said.
"The good transport service between Minsk and the industrial park is available. A high-speed railway will be built here in the future. It is also planned to build a highway for connecting the capital city, the industrial park and the Minsk National Airport," he said.
By the end of the year, about 10 resident companies will start production in the park and about 700 people will start working, he added.
The official also said that the first residential house is being built, and that a clinic is planned to be built in the park in the near future.