Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo
MINSK, October 13 (BelTA) – We are seeing a large number of international investors interested in Belarus, said the chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives, Andrei Savinykh, during the round table about the investment attractiveness and opportunities of Belarus are discussing the online resource Investor Roadmap as part of the efforts of the parliamentary working groups to cooperate with the parliaments of foreign countries to promote investment “, BelTA learned.
“We are discussing the involvement of the House of Commons and MPs in general in efforts to attract investment to Belarus. We have adopted a social and economic development program until 2025. It aims to improve the quality of life of Belarusians. This is not possible without creating a multitude of small innovative companies that form clusters, add value and actually create new economic sectors, “said Andrei Savinykh.” The program aims to level the quality of life in the capital and regions Economic growth in the coming years will be driven by the regional centers and cities with a population of around 60,000-80,000. Small towns and district centers will not be neglected either. We have to think about how we can contribute to this process. ”
MPs work across the country. “They work in their constituencies, know the local authorities and business districts well. You can see and support an interesting initiative, investment project in good time. After all, it is no secret that these projects often arise at the intersection of different departmental interests. ” Sometimes it is not known who should support this or that project first. I think we can act as intermediaries who increase efficiency and accelerate this process, “said Andrei Savinykh.” Another goal of this work is to improve the business climate. Without a doubt, we want to create additional opportunities to attract investment not only from Foreign as well as Belarusian citizens to attract good and high-quality companies in the development of the country’s production potential. To this end, the parliament is now examining the law on foreign investment. Further activities to improve the business climate are also in preparation. “
Andrei Savinykh added: “Western countries that have imposed certain sanctions on Belarus account for less than 30% of the world economy. Today we see sources of investment and see the interest of a large number of investors around the world in the Republic of Belarus are Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. I am convinced that with the right work organization we will always be able to pitch our projects and attract foreign investors, “he said.
At the round table, possibilities for attracting investments in the regions of Belarus, the possibilities of the digital information resource “Investor Roadmap” and investment projects for the development of the inbound tourism infrastructure will be discussed.