Belarus: The Council of Ministers has ordered Belarusian Cement Plant and Krychawtsementnashyfer to hand over the government-owned stakes to Belarusian Cement Company. The move comes as part of a merger of all of Belarus' cement plans to create a new holding company, Belasrusian Cement Company.
Belarusian Cement Company is to receive 7,723,192 shares from Belarusian Cement Plant and 196,697,461 shares from Krychawtsementnashyfer. Belarusian Cement Company was initially expected to control Belarusian Cement Plant, Krychawtsementnashyfer and AAT Krasnaselskbudmateryyaly. However, it is still unclear whether Krasnaselskbudmateryyaly will join the holding company.
Belarus' president, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, approved the merger, which was proposed by Pyotr Rudnik, head of the Mahilyow Regional Executive Committee. Uladzimir Kisyalyow was appointed as director general of Belarusian Cement Company. Prior to the appointment, Kisyalyow served as first deputy head of the Mahilyow Regional Executive Committee.