Donetsk, Nov 8 — DAN. The Donetsk and Torez electrotechnical plants are preparing industrial space to launch the production of electrical substations which is expected to raise the competitiveness of DPR enterprises in the Russian market, the DPR Ministry of Industry and Trade told the Donetsk News Agency.

“An agreement has been signed with the Cheboksary electrical equipment plant in Chuvash Republic, Russia, on the production of industrial-grade electrical substations. The companies are now exchanging technical documents and preparing production premises, ” the Ministry said.

Regions have begun to train dedicated specialists as part of the preparations. Earlier reports said that the DPR currently needs some 450 electrical substations. “One of the key objectives set before DPR companies is to manufacture products to support the restoration of power supply across the whole Republic. This will enable DPR industrial enterprises to enter the Russian market, ” the Ministry said.

Earlier reports said that the Chuvash Republic would help Donbass to ensure power security and train personnel. In late June, the DPR and the Russian region signed several cooperation agreements.*jk