Digital transformation is one of the objectives of the socio-economic development program for the next five years. We can get familiar with this important document in electronic form, online. It is 55 pages long. The document is divided into chapters and sections; it contains everything that relates to industrial potential, regional development, foreign economic policy, but the main thing, of course, is improving the quality of life of the population.
Belarus is listed 18th out of 166 countries in the world ranking on Sustainable Development Goals.
Talking about the action plan for the next five years, let us first assess what we have achieved in the previous five years. The standard of living has improved. In the world ranking on Sustainable Development Goals, we rank 18th out of 166 countries. According to the human capital index of the World Bank, we are in the top 40. We have kept our industrial flagships, provided ourselves with food and developed medicine to a level that helps us successfully cope with pandemics. But, of course, there are problems. For example, dependence on foreign markets and insufficient investment. We will work on these over the next five years. The main goal is to ensure social stability in society and increase the well-being of people.
We give a high priority to new technologies and introduction of innovations in production by developing the industry. The most promising areas include smart cities, medicine, biopharmaceuticals, robotics and electric transport. With the launch of the nuclear power plant, it get a new impetus for development. The national program has already been developed for it. Today, the details have been discussed in the government.
The government is proposing the creation of seven state corporations. This will allow us to address the issue of financial recovery in a new way and increase the return on state-owned assets. A pilot project will start up in the agricultural machine-building industry and will bring together around 30 companies.
Development of satellite towns
Another objective is the development of satellite towns. The life there should not be inferior to the life in the capital. For this purpose the regions will create new industries and jobs. And the initiative is expected from the private sector as well. Experts say: the program has ambitious goals, but all of them are realistic and must be achieved.
course, everyone will be able to add their proposals to the program of
socio-economic development. The project is submitted for public discussion. In
early February, the five-year action plan will be presented at the
All-Belarusian People’s Assembly.