More than 70 high-profit export-oriented enterprises as well as the creation of approximately 9,000 new jobs are planned in Belarus by 2020. The country has adopted the state program of innovation development for five years. Belarus’ head of state has signed the corresponding decree.
The program puts an emphasis on qualitative growth as well as competitiveness of the national economy and, in particular, its high-tech sectors. The program includes 75 projects on the creation of new industries in mechanical engineering, electronics, construction, petrochemicals, medicine, pharmaceutics, energy, transport, and agriculture.
Maksim Ryzhenkov, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus:
First of all, we must give high priority to those branches of science that today have development prospects in our country. These are space industry, electronics and energy industry, including the energy sector related to the construction of the nuclear power plant.
Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus:
I think, Belarusian science has very good prospects in biotechnology, space technologies and unmanned aviation. The President has already made a number of orders concerning these issues. I suppose that they will be successfully implemented.
The state program aims to accelerate the development of high-tech industries, strengthen the positions of Belarus on the market of high technology products as well as create a favorable environment for innovations.