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Belbiograd residents promised preferences

Economy 05.07.2017 | 16:30
Vladimir Semashko. An archive photo
Vladimir Semashko. An archive photo

MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) – There are plans to give preferences to Belbiograd residents, BelTA learned from Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko during the Nanoindustry Week in Belarus on 5 July.

According to Vladimir Semashko, establishing Belbiograd is an important and topical matter. For now the institution operates on general terms, including taxation. “I don't think it will succeed if we don't give it the preferences on par with the IT park. The relevant presidential decree has been drafted. If the document is passed, Belbiograd's effect will be at least as big as the IT park's. The sectoral science has made some headway that needs to be implemented in the production sector instead of leaving it in labs,” said the official.

The R&D park Belbiograd has been established with a view to assisting with the development of bio-, nano-, pharm-, and other science-intensive technologies. A presentation of the park will be held as part of the Nanoindustry Week in Belarus. A delegation of the Russian group Rusnano is taking part in the events.

Speaking about Belarus-Russia cooperation in science, Vladimir Semashko said: “Our strategies in R&D and innovations coincide. We see promising cooperation avenues in the implementation of joint projects in the sphere of power engineering, search for alternative energy sources, production of new materials for the manufacturing industry and the civil engineering industry, healthcare, and agriculture. Belarus has accumulated considerable experience of creating electronic and optical systems for mission equipment. We see great prospects in the joint development of space technologies.”

Events of the Nanoindustry Week include a national exhibition of products, equipment, and services for nanoindustry, a general meeting of the republican association of nanoindustry involving representatives of the Council of Ministers, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Education Ministry, the Industry Ministry, the State Standardization Committee, and business structures.

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