MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) - The Hi-Tech Park is a important structure that is capable of performing tasks of any complexity, Belarusian First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Snopkov said at a meeting to discuss the development of HTP hosted by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
Nikolai Snopkov stressed that the Hi-Tech Park was set up and developed thanks to the efforts of the head of state. Over the past five years the HTP has seen an explosive growth. In terms of exports, the park is actually on par with the country's potash industry. "This is a serious contribution to export and foreign trade balance of Belarus, which is very important for us. We thank you for this explosive growth in the last five years," Nikolai Snopkov said addressing Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The HTP has become an example of a new economy created in Belarus with the direct participation and assistance of the president. The park also contributed to the formation of a national IT school, Nikolai Snopkov believes. “They have really built up competences, grown into a really important structure that is capable of performing tasks of any complexity. Not only and not so much in Belarus, although you quite rightly noted that they acted at least as a driver of growing competencies in industry, in the real sector of the economy, and not only in the Industry Ministry but everywhere," Nikolai Snopkov emphasized.