Kaliningrad plans to supply amber to China
"The plant is in search for strategic partners and it has already found some and. During the current forum some agreements will be signed, in particular with foreign partners on the sale of large consignments of amber," Zacepin said, TASS reports.
He added that, speaking of foreign partners, he meant Chinese companies. According to him, it concerns signing direct contracts without mediators
"The volumes are large enough, but this will not affect the deliveries of raw amber to domestic processors," Zatsepin said. He did not specify details of the agreement.
He also said that in five years the plant will invest $50 mln in the construction of a new complex for the extraction and processing of amber.
"Currently the preparation of terms of reference is under way (for the construction of the complex) with the organization, which will be in charge of the design and implementation of the project," Zatsepin said.
"I think that in five years this actually will be a new plant," he added
The Kaliningrad Amber Plant is controlled by the state corporation Rostec and is the only enterprise in Russia, which is engaged in amber extraction on an industrial scale.
The plant accounts for up to 65% of production and processing of amber coming to the world market. ■