The business community is positively responding to state initiatives, with over 100 small-sized businesses registered as part of state economic programmes. Statistics show that, last year, 116 applications were received from small businesses, with 108 selected. Alexander Likhachevsky, the Director of the Economy Ministry’s Entrepreneurship Department, lists several successful projects. The manufacture of veterinary medicines is being set up in the Gomel Region while entrepreneurs in the Mogilev Region are taking part in the construction of a wind-driven power plant. Soon, a plant to refine and deodorise vegetable oil is to appear in the Grodno Region, involving small businesses.
The state aims to continue dialogue, with a draft plan on the implementation of Directive #4 being prepared. This should inspire further business activity.