Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
On April 27, Belarusian Minister of Informatization and communications Vladimir Goncharenko informed the Board of Ministers that it is planned to enlarge Electronic Belarus programme by 51 new projects). The number of Electronic Belarus projects will total 109. Br 54bln are to be invested into the new projects including Br 29,9 bln for research and development and Br. 24,2bln for capital investments.
The State Electronic Belarus programme for 2005 -2010 was adopted in 2002. Within the framework of the programme Br.16bln has been invested into infrastructure development and into e-government related projects in 2005. In 2006, Br. 13,7 bln has been allocated from the state budget for the programme. In 2005-2006, 40 projects were started, and 12 of the accomplished in 2006. The major projects are aimed at automatisation of the state administration bodies.
Mr. Goncharenko has also said that the Ministry is working on the draft law on Information, Informatization and protection of Information.
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