China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park
Total Reported Cost
30.0 billion USD
Start of Construction
Dec. 11 2015
Planned Completion Date
Advertised as the "pearl of the Silk Road Economic Belt," the Great Stone Industrial Park will be the largest industrial park in Europe established by China. The park is located 25km east of Minsk, right next to the Minsk National Airport, and will occupy an area of approximately 80km2. The project is expected to be completed in about 30 years, although segments of the park will open as they are finished. Belorussian government officials expect to have about 10,000 people working and living in the park by 2020, and more than 130,000 people by 2030. They plan for the project to attract $30 billion worth of foreign investment and are providing lucrative tax exemptions to lure prospective residents.
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