MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – Some media outlets have written off the Hi-Tech Park more than once and suggested gloomy forecasts for it. But we keep going no matter what, and will make the country proud and surprise the world, Director of the Hi-Tech Park Vsevolod Yanchevsky told the media following the meeting hosted by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
According to him, the main message of the president in relation to the HTP and the IT industry remains largely the same as it was for many years. He credited the successful development of the park to stable conditions. "Once the president basically defined his attitude to the IT industry, the digital industry, to the HTP (when it was created on his instructions). It remains unchanged. The head of state reaffirmed a clear, simple and unshakable position in support of high technologies, IT, and HTP. Today it is imperative to look to the future, so that both programmers and companies can work, create and move forward. This is the most important message," Vsevolod Yanchevsky noted.
He noted that mass media have written off the park more than once citing the outflow of specialists and companies. "Nevertheless, the Hi-Tech Park is still here. The vast majority of companies continue working in Belarus, despite all the difficulties. The vast majority of programmers have stayed and continue working. New companies are registered," the head of the HTP said. He cited some figures to support his words: this very difficult year HTP export will exceed that of 2020. In January-September of 2022, it exceeded $2 billion and will grow even more by the end of the year.
"Belarus is known in the world for many things, among them is the IT industry and HTP," Vsevolod Yanchevsky noted. “I think there will be a lot of good news related to the HTP, to IT. The park created on the instructions of the president has been the pride of the country and it will remain so. It will make the country proud and will surprise the world."