HTP proceeds from sale of computer software up 40% in January-September 2010


In January-September 2010 the High-Tech Park’s proceeds from the sale of software were up 40% over the same period in 2009.

HTP exports the bulk of its products (about 80%) as before. The number of jobs at the High Tech Park has been increasing. In January-September more than 800 new jobs were created. These are highly skilled engineering personnel who ensure the growth of exports of the software product.

Valery Tsepkalo cited the following figures: today the High-Tech Park exports 12 times more than the entire country in 2005.

Unlike other CIS countries and Central and Eastern Europe, a real software development industry has emerged in Belarus. The industry is truly independent and high-tech, and has a serious potential to take up its decent place in the global division of labor.

According to Valery Tsepkalo, the High-Tech Park has ensured effective interaction with the education system. In his view, the education system should be more flexible in responding to the needs of industry in Belarus, especially high-tech manufacturers. The High-Tech Park is focused not only on cooperation with the establishments of higher learning. In early November the HTP registered an education center, which trains and retrains specialists who would like to join the High-Tech Park.

The Belarusian-Indian Education Center will be inaugurated in January 2011. It will be also engaged in training of IT specialists for the HTP companies, and also teachers for technical schools and IT managers for enterprises.

According to www.belta.by