Cap­i­tal­iz­ing on In­ter­na­tional Ex­per­tise

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - BUSINESS -

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%.

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