UAE Minister of Economy and HTP Administration Director Discussed Prospects for Cooperation

UAE Minister of Economy and HTP Administration Director Discussed Prospects for Cooperation
26 February 2015
26 February 2015
On February 24, an official delegation from the United Arab Emirates visited the Hi-Tech Park. Representatives of the public and private sectors headed by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, met with Valery Tsepkalo, Director of the Hi-Tech Park Administration.

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri expressed confidence that discussions and consultations during the visit to Belarus would help to determine sectors for possible investment cooperation. It was noted that the cooperation in a number of new promising high-tech areas were of special interest.

During the meeting, the conditions for IT business development within the HTP and the achievements of the Park and its residentsthe were presented. The delegation from the United Arab Emirates saw the most interesting and successful projects implemented by the HTP resident-companies.

The parties exchanged views on prospects for cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies. The proposal to start cooperation in software development generated interest among representatives of the official and business circles of the United Arab Emirates.

Also, ways to enhance cooperation were discussed. The HTP resident-companies are ready to conduct a needs analysis and provide possible solutions. In order to implement joint projects, the HTP proposed to establish a joint venture in the UAE. An educational center may be created to provide training in software development, mobile software, web design and other fields.

The HTP suggested that a joint Data Processing Center should be created in the UAE.

In addition, Belarus Hi-Tech Park could contribute to the development of an interactive exhibition for the historical museum in Aby Dabi.

The sides agreed to start a mutually benefitial cooperation in the IT sphere.

For reference:
Belarus Hi-Tech Park is one of the largest IT-clusters in Central and Eastern Europe. HTP residents deliver IT projects and solutions of any complexity, including e-government and m-government projects.

Among HTP residents’ customers there are the following government agencies:
  • Government of the Netherlands;
  • Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands;
  • Government of Moscow (the Russian Federation);
  • State Duma of the Russian Federation;
  • Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan;
  • Government Agencies of the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine, etc.

The list of the most interesting and successful projects implemented by HTP residents within the last two years is as follows:
  • m-government Kazakhstan ( supporting a wide range of features: profile creation, search for legal documents, applying for information and references, paying for duties and fees, getting into the different kinds of waiting lists, search for the nearest pharmacies etc.;
  • B2B platform for cadastral information for the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands;
  • government-to-citizen portal called ”My Government“ for the government of the Netherlands.

Today, HTP resident-companies have strong expertise in game development, one of the best in the world. Wargaming, the most profitable gaming company of all time, is based in Minsk.

In addition, the HTP has become one of the first in Europe to start developing mobile applications and has become a world leader in this field. AAbout 800 million people in 193 countries are using mobile apps developed by HTP residents.

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