The state program for Belarus’ innovative development for 2016-2020 has been approved. The head of state signed a corresponding decree. The goal of the program is to ensure quality growth and competitiveness of the national economy. The document includes 75 projects to develop new industries crucial for innovative development of Belarus in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics, construction, petrochemicals, medicine and pharmacy, energy, transport and agriculture.

The implementation of the program is aimed at developing and ensuring accelerated development of high-tech sectors of the national economy, strengthening Belarus’ positions on the high-tech markets.

By 2020 Belarus intends to set up more than 70 highly profitable export-oriented manufactures and about 9,000 new jobs.