CARACAS, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Belarus on Sunday delivered 554 tractors to Venezuela as part of an agreement to help boost agricultural production in the South American country.
The tractors will facilitate production on 300,000 hectares of farm land and will create 1,100 jobs, said Belarussian Ambassador to Venezuela Valentin Gurinovich.
Another batch of 490 Belarussian tractors will arrive in 15 days, said Venezuelan Agriculture Minister Elias Jaua.
According to Gurinovich, Belarus will also help Venezuela build a tractor factory by the end of this year.
Venezuela and Belarus saw their ties strengthened after President Hugo Chavez visited Minsk last year.
The two countries share an investment fund of 500 million U.S. dollars for joint projects such as house construction and seismic vibrator and truck factories.