Chinese companies ready to participate in Belarus’ innovation development program

Chinese companies are ready to participate in projects of the new state innovation development program of Belarus for 2011-2015, the draft of which is being finalized now.

Terms of interaction under individual projects were discussed with the Chinese side during a visit of a Belarusian delegation to the Chinese Province of Henan. The program of the visit envisaged a session of the council for bilateral sci-tech cooperation between Belarus and Henan Province, and meetings with business and academia community of the city of Zhengzhou.

The Belarusian delegation informed the Chinese experts on the development prospects of science, technology and innovation sectors in Belarus, including the basic provisions of the state innovation development program for the next five years. “The Chinese side expressed interest in some projects of the program. In general, the two sides are happy with the results of cooperation over the past two years. The successful bilateral projects included the Belarusian-Chinese center for research in road construction, the joint Belarusian-Chinese enterprise “Road Technology and Innovation,” informed the press service.

Following the meeting, the sides signed a package of bilateral documents on cooperation. The agreements, in particular, provide for the implementation of projects to develop new technologies and materials for road construction, to start the production of corresponding equipment, to carry out joint work regarding surface treatment of products, develop laser technology and equipment. The parties agreed to organize training of Belarusian specialists in Henan Province.

The documents on partnership were signed between the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) and the People's Government of Anyang city, Henan Province, BNTU technopark “Polytechnic” and the Gaoyuan company and others.

During the visit to Henan Province the Belarusian delegation visited the new and high technology zones in Zhengzhou and Jiaozuo.

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