Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
Alexander Lukashenko, president of the Republic of Belarus, has signed a decree that will see the establishment of an association of companies involved in the development and export of IT.
Membership in the association, which will be an affiliate of the state university in Minsk, will only be available to those with a legal background, and all members are to be engaged in IT development. Foreigners and enterprises with foreign investments can also be members of the association. The government is expected to give unprecedented tax concessions - VAT amounts of five per cent and immunity from taxation.
The Belarusian State University, the State Committee on Science and Technologies, the Presidential Centre for Security of Information and the National Centre for Legal Information are to work out the draft programme on the development and export of IT with special emphasis on training of IT specialists.
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