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Belarus president releases scientific priorities in decree

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko revealed priorities for scientific and technical research and activity between 2016 and 2020 in a presidential decree Wednesday.

This decree stipulates where resources for manufacturing of certain materials to serve the highly scientific and technological industries in the country will be allocated. According to a report from the Belarus Press Service, the nation will focus on import and export substitutions, biological and microbiological technology, pharmaceuticals and further treatment and diagnostic methods in the health care sector.

With this, Lukashenko aims to bolster this segment of the private sector in order to make it more competitive both in a domestic and global sense. Support mandated from this decree will also support the development of science specific schools and institutions along with additional support to existing institutions.

Belarus businesses were present at a recent forum that secured five contracts worth approximately $4 million with Georgia industry. These contracts are focused in areas of mechanical engineering, food production and petrochemistry.

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