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29 November 2021, 19:58

South Korean experience expected to help organize Belarusian smart industry

Dmitry Yaroshevich. An archive photo
Dmitry Yaroshevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – The experience of the Republic of Korea will help with the organization of the Belarusian smart industry by balancing interests of the state and the private sector. Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Yaroshevich made the statement in his welcome address during the starting seminar of the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) 2021-2022 “Digital transformation of Belarus' economy: Implementation of the best practices of business and state cooperation in digital transformation of the industrial sector” on 29 November, the Economy Ministry press service told BelTA.

The official reminded that the knowledge sharing program has been implemented by the Belarusian Economy Ministry and the Korea Development Institute since 2018 with assistance of the Economy and Finance Ministry of the Republic of Korea. The seminar held on 29 November launched the third stage of the program.

Dmitry Yaroshevich said: “All these years our cooperation has been invariably fruitful and we are grateful to the partners for an opportunity to tap into cutting-edge digital transformation experience. The knowledge is of special value today. The KSP 2020/2021 project ‘Intellectual support for the organization of digital transformation of the Belarusian industry' has been finished in Belarus this year. We intend to use its results at the strategic level – the state policy on digital development of the real sector – and the project level – at enterprises of the sectoral ministries and concerns. We also expect these results to interest medium-sized and large manufacturers. We expect the new project to transfer cutting-edge public private partnership practices in the area of digital development of the real sector of the economy. This experience will help organize the Belarusian smart industry on the basis of balanced interests of the state and the business community,” he stressed.

The seminar was held both online and offline. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to South Korea Andrei Chernetsky, a counselor of the South Korean embassy in Belarus, executives, researchers, and employees of the project from Seoul, representatives of ministries, committees, and research institutes, representatives of business unions, national experts on this project from Belarus took part in the seminar.

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