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CHALLY, Tatarstan -- The largest truck-building plant in Tatarstan has suspended operations until May 12, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.

KamAZ officials told journalists that the decision was due to a large fall in the number of KamAZ vehicles sold.

Workers and engineers at the facility in Chally -- Tajikistan's second-largest city -- will receive 75 percent of their salaries during the suspension.

It's the fourth suspension of the plant's operations since January 1.
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