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18 May 2022, 13:10

New technologies seen as crucial to economic development in Belarus

MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) – The speed of assimilation of new technologies is the foundation of economic development. Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Valery Ivanov made the statement as the second international digital forum #GBC (Government. Business. Citizens) opened in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

Valery Ivanov said: “New time requires new approaches, the use of cutting-edge technologies in accomplishing the complicated tasks we face. As the head of state noted in his address to the nation and the parliament, the creation of new technologies is a key factor that determines the development of the modern world. Information and communication technologies have become part and parcel of our life. Cloud computing, biometric identification, artificial intelligence are today's reality that is destined to benefit the people. Digitization is used in everyday life, at manufacturing enterprises, by government agencies, the private sector, in international relations, by the banking system, and by every respected state as a whole.”

In his words, the speed of mastery of new technologies is the foundation of economic development. Results of the efforts to master new technologies are designed to secure higher living standards for the people. “Today many, including those outside our country, remark upon the huge leap Belarus made in the last few decades to bridge the digital gap between the country and the leading countries of the world. Belarus' high standings in various world rankings testify to that. At the same time we do not intend to rest on our accomplishments. This forum is a direct confirmation of that. Its purpose is to create a dialogue platform for discussing the most pressing issues of the general public. And they say that truth is born in a dialogue,” the official stressed.

Valery Ivanov thanked organizers of the forum for the opportunity to make sure of the broad involvement of heads of government agencies and organizations, representatives of municipal authorities in digital transformation processes. “I am convinced that we can use modern accomplishments in the sphere of information and communication technologies for the benefit of our country and climb to ever new heights in this area and other areas of our work in the future,” he stated.

The second international digital forum #GBC (Government. Business. Citizens) began in the National Library on 18 May under the slogan “Achievements of the state and the private sector for citizens”. Taking part in the forum are heads of government agencies and organizations, representatives of IT companies, banks, the private sector, and the social sphere. The forum is held under the aegis of an independent regulator in the sphere of information and communication technologies, which functions are performed by the Operations and Analysis Center under the President of the Republic of Belarus. The forum has been organized by the National Traffic Exchange Center with assistance of the National Center for Electronic Services and Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud).

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