Largest Production and Administrative Complex in Belarus is Put into Operation in Hi-Tech Park

Largest Production and Administrative Complex in Belarus is Put into  Operation in Hi-Tech Park
4 June 2009
4 June 2009

The official ceremony of opening the first HTP Production and Administrative Complex located at 1 Kuprevich Street took place on the 4th of June, 2009.

Among the honored guests of the opening ceremony were the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in the Republic of Belarus, representatives of investment companies and CEOs of HTP resident companies.

The total floor area of the new 10-storeyed building amounts to 19200 sq. m. out of which 18600 sq. m. are occupied by production and administrative offices proper. All the offices are equipped with modern air-conditioning and security systems. The offices were designed and constructed with due consideration of the modern requirements which should be met for the effective software production.

The new building will also house the HTP Training Center with its floor area of 730 sq.m. The Center will primarily provide training and retraining for specialists who have already received their higher education to meet the needs of the IT industry with further employment of the trainees in the Park.

To render support for start-up HTP resident companies at the initial stage of their development a business incubator occupying the area of 300 sq. m. was designed and constructed.

The new Complex is peculiar for its state-of-the-art conference-hall. When designing the conference-hall the latest developments in the area of conference services were implemented. The same is true about the technical equipment installed in the hall.

As early as in June the largest HTP resident companies such as EPAM Systems and System Technologies will be moving to the new building.

During the event the main outcomes of the HTP activity for the three years of the Park’s operation were highlighted as well as the prospects of its further development.

At the opening ceremony the Director of Belarus Hi-Tech Park Valery Tsepkalo pointed out that each year since 2005 the software exports of HTP residents grew twofold. Mr. Tsepkalo emphasized that during the three years of Belarus Hi-Tech Park’s activity the export of software products had increased approximately tenfold. Since 2007 computer and IT-related services had become the second key item in the country’s balance of payments. Since 2005 the trade surplus of these services had increased ninefold and amounted to $127,5 million in 2008.

Kuprevicha, 1/1, 220141, Minsk, Belarus.