The Belarusian Economy Ministry intends to arrange roundtable sessions every month in order to evaluate the current macroeconomic situation together with representatives of other government agencies, the Public Relations Department of the Economy Ministry reported.
A government conference took place at premises of the Belarusian Economy Ministry at the end of last week. It was held as a roundtable session meant to evaluate macroeconomic indicators so far this year. Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky presided over the session. Taking part in the conference were also Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Chervyakov, Director of the Economy Research Institute of the Economy Ministry Viktor Pinigin, and other officials from the ministry and the institute.
Participants of the conference discussed the current economic situation and the annual evaluation with regard to the main types of economic activities as well as the factors that influence the development of the economy. Roundtable sessions to assess the current macroeconomic situation will be hosted by the Economy Ministry every month. Representatives of other ministries and government agencies are expected to participate in them.
Participants of last week’s roundtable session noted that judging by the evaluation of the current situation and this year’s prospects not all the potential had been tapped to secure the emerging positive growth trends in the national economy.
Vladimir Zinovsky said: “Finding reserves for growth is the job not only for the Economy Ministry but for all government agencies. To do the job, it is very important to promptly evaluate the situation and forestall events: it is necessary to promptly identify deterring factors and counteract them. This is why it is necessary to improve the effectiveness of interaction between the Economy Ministry and economic departments of other ministries, concerns, and the region administrations. This is why I suggested arranging the conference in order to determine consistent steps meant to enable tighter interaction with government agencies for the sake of finding the reserves together.” (BelTA/Business World Magazine)