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20 November 2023, 18:38

Council of Strategic Projects set up in Belarus

MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) - The Council of Strategic Projects has been set up under the President of Belarus in order to improve the planning, development and implementation of strategic projects, introduction of the results of scientific activity into production. The corresponding decree No.357 “On the Council of Strategic Projects” was signed by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 20 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will be responsible for the Council's activities. It will be headed by Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Vladimir Gusakov.

The main tasks of the council are to coordinate the search and selection of promising strategic projects, as well as their support; to analyze the relevance, political and economic feasibility, competitiveness of the proposed and implemented strategic projects; to develop proposals for improving the implementation of strategic projects.

On 20 October Aleksandr Lukashenko held a meeting to discuss ways to improve the system of planning and overseeing the implementation of strategic projects. He said that in spring 2023 he instructed the government, the Academy of Sciences and his assistant Aleksandr Kosinets to launch work on the so-called brain core capable of assessing and supervising large-scale projects in the country.

“We need a center which will act on behalf of the president and will see what is going on in the country and make all of you implement these projects,” the head of state explained.

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the importance of strategic projects: “This is the future of not only a system but of a country in general. Strategic projects, if we talk about Belarus, are the future of our country,” he said.

“No person, no system, no state can exist without the future,” the president added.

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