Gazprom to Build Tallest Building in Belarus
- New Europe Investor
- August 27, 2015
Russian gas giant, Gazprom has begun construction of its headquarters in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
The building, which is going to be 36 stories high upon completion, will be the tallest building in the country.
Belarus’s president of over 20 years, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the building showed the company’s intent in boosting gas transit through Belarus to Europe. He added that he was prepared to facilitate the transit of Gazprom gas in whatever way possible.
The complex in Minsk will include a new office complex, a hotel, restaurants and even a skating rink. President Lukashenko is well known for his love of ice hockey.
Gazprom took control of Belarus’s state owned gas network in 2011 paying $5 billion and offering a promise of cheaper gas with additional investment into the energy infrastructure.
The construction of the tower in Minsk by Gazprom is a sign of commitment to their promises.