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Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Mill to make microcreped sack kraft paper

SVETLOGORSK, 29 July (BelTA) – Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Mill intends to make microcreped sack kraft paper, BelTA learned from the company’s Deputy Director General Yuri Berdovich.
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko backed the idea to make the new product as he visited the enterprise on 14 February 2021.
Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko was made familiar with the project as part of his working trip to Gomel Oblast on 29 July.
Work to prepare the construction site will begin in August. The manufacturing division will be able to make 160,000 tonnes of paper per annum. The approximate cost of the project is €126 million. Work on financing it is in progress. The Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus is expected to help implement the project.
The new products will be intended for export. European and Asian companies will be the main consumers.
The public joint-stock company (OAO) Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Mill is one of the largest Belarusian timber industry enterprises. It is part of the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom. The state share in the company’s charter capital is 97.53%.