18 January 2018, Thursday, 16:38

Siamashka will form “quality brigades”

They will be tasked with comparing the quality of Belarusian and imported goods.

First deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Uladzimir Siamashka has suggested to create “quality brigades”, which would include experts from the State Standard, National Science Academy, Ministry of Agriculture and Provisions, Ministry of Industry and other interested institutions. This was discussed today at a joint board meeting of the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture and Provisions and the State Standard on quality. This comes from the Ministry of Industry’s press-secretary Siarhiej Shalaj, BelTA reports.

“So called quality brigades would analyze and compare the imported and domestic equipment, would show, what problems emerge, what way out could be applied”, - the first vice-Prime Minister said.

He noted that in terms of the aggregate “quality-service” features the products of Belarusian machine builders enjoys the well-deserved demand in the traditional product markets. “Two thirds of the industrial goods go for exports. It would have been impossible to sell uncompetitive goods in world markets, - Uladzimir Siamashka pointed out. – It means that in terms of technical features, quality and price consumers are satisfied with it”.

Between 2005 and 2013 domestic industrial enterprises have sold $22.3 billion worth of agricultural equipment, including $6.8 billion in the domestic market. This shows that not only have they learnt how to produce in Belarus, but also how to sell machines, the first vice-Prime Minister assumes.

Nevertheless, the task still stands for Belarusian machine builders to improve the quality of the products, which is reflected in the resolution by the government of Belarus as of 16 June 2014 number 578 “On the quality of technically complicated goods”.