On April 5, the Pep Rally for the Construction of a New Maz-Weichai Factory was held in the China-Belarus Industrial Park in Minsk, Belarus. Both Weichai and Maz said that the two sides will cooperate sincerely to promote the project to start production as soon as possible, with the unwavering support of the governments of China and Belarus.
The Maz-Weichai cooperative project is one of the key projects of both China and Belarusin economic and trade cooperation. On September 29, 2016, Weichai and Belarusian Maz signed a memorandum in Beijing. On September 13, 2017, the joint venture company was formally established.