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21 June 2016, 14:46

Belarus to focus on robots, nanotechnology, biotechnologies in next five years

Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky
Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky

MINSK, 21 June (BelTA) – In the current five-year term Belarus will put efforts into developing robot technology, nano and biotechnologies, medical industry and a number of other branches of the national economy that can make innovative products, BelTA learned from Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky on 21 June.

The Minister underlined that the creation of new kinds of products, the development of conventional industries will produce their own results in economy and will allow securing a GDP growth rate as high as 112-115% in the current five-year term.

Speaking about the program on Belarus' social and economic development in 2016-2020, Vladimir Zinovsky reminded about several priorities of the document, including investments. According to the Economy Minister, it would be better if those were fixed-capital investments. Their inflow will facilitate the creation of new enterprises, new jobs, and the manufacturing of innovative products.

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