Capitalizing on International Expertise
Valery Tsepkalo, the former head of the Belarusian High-Tech Park (HTP), will be engaged in IT projects in Uzbekistan.
According to the press service of the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan, a meeting with the founder of the Belarusian HTP was held recently in the Ministry.
«Valery Tsepkalo arrived in Uzbekistan to get acquainted with the conditions for the formation and active development of high-tech industries based on the use of ICT, in particular, with the activities of the newly created Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center the Innovation Center for Supporting Development and Implementation of Information Technologies,» the press service of Mininfocom said.
During the meeting, Tsepkalo expressed his readiness to provide practical assistance to the Uzbek Silicon Valley in the formation and development of the computer software industry. This work will be associated with the creation in Uzbekistan of software development centers for the leading IT-corporations, as well as laboratories for training at leading technical universities in the country.
In addition, the parties agreed to continue sharing their experience in promoting the growth and development of the software and information technology industry, including the development of IT parks and improving the conditions for their residents, the development of incentives for national software developers, the promotion of IT services exports, and also to improve the system of training relevant specialists and improve their skills.
It should be noted that when opening the Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center of Uzbekistan, in particular, used the best experience of creating computer software, which led the Belarusian IT industry to the leading positions in the international market. The center was established on April 30, 2017 under the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Now the number of its residents has reached 147 legal entities.
Companies registered on the territory of the center a number of privileges and preferences are granted until January 1, 2028. So, they are exempted from paying taxes and compulsory payments. The income of resident employees is taxed on the income of individuals at a fixed rate of 7.5%, and the rate of insurance contributions to the Pension Fund is 4.5%.