Measures to raise the efficiency of free economic zones were discussed at the government session held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. There are six free economic zones in the country. They boast 409 resident companies with over 120,000 employees and make a considerable contribution to the social and economic development of regions and the country as a whole generating 4% of the GDP. Today the government puts forward new proposals which should stimulate the development of the free economic zones by providing them with more territories. The issue of FEZ Gomel-Raton optimization was also discussed. Investors ready to pour $850m in new enterprises in Belarusian FEZs.