SAMI Companies Fulfill the Planned Development Parameters for Four Months
On 9 June 2020, presided by Dmitry Pantus, a meeting of the board of State Authority for Military Industry (SAMI) was held in videoconferencing mode. It was attended by the members of the board, chiefs of central office departments and heads of SAMI organisations, their deputies for economy and chief engineers.
At the meeting a new structure of the board specified by the Decree of the Belarusian President of 12 May 2020 No. 161 “On Amending Decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus” was introduced - Dmitry Pantus, Mikhail Puzikov, Igor Demidenko, Nikolai Yurchenko, Konstantin Rozhko, Andrey Reginya, Mikhail Khramtsov.
The board reviewed the results of the implementation of business development plans for four months of 2020 and forecasts for the first half of the year analysed the work on forming a development strategy for the defence sector of the economy and SAMI until 2030.
The results of accomplishment by SAMI companies of key parameters of business plans in the first quarter and four months of this year, the emerging dynamics of socio-economic development and the expected trends in the first half of the year were analysed in detail during the report by Head of Economics Department Dmitry Gorelik.
According to Dmitry Gorelik, SAMI companies, in general, provided the planned development parameters. At the same time, due to complicated epidemiologic situation in the world, state borders closure, and the lay-off of foreign customers and suppliers of component parts and because of other objective reasons, there is a lag from the last year’s level on a number of figures. Before the end of half-year period the Head of SAMI Economics Department considers the production tasks provided by business plans will be achieved.
Minister of SAMI Dmitry Pantus said that the leadership of the company understands the difficulties encountered in the work of organisations, but at the same time, additional measures must be taken to maximize achievement of the forecast figures. Minister of SAMI drew attention of heads of organisations to accomplishment of export figures that considerably provides well-balanced economic development of the company as a whole and each organisation in particular. The maintenance of labour collectives and the timely payment of salaries is on special control.
At the board meeting some organisations, where creative efforts and serious development have recently declined, were subjected to harsh criticism.
Tasks were clarified and SAMI requirements on strengthening discipline and liability for final results were brought to the leaders of labour collectives. Addressing them, Dmitry Pantus called for more active use of the instruments of financing innovative activities provided by the state, including funds from the republican centralised innovation fund and the Belarusian innovation fund.
At the board meeting, the formation of the Development Strategy for the defence sector of the economy and the State Military-Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus until 2030 (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy) was considered. In his report, First Deputy Minister Igor Demidenko analysed the work of the SAMI working group specially created for these purposes. A specific action plan was identified to complete the work in the second half of 2020 on the formation of the Strategy and the use of the data obtained in the development of forecasts for the development of organisations and development strategies of the holdings of the State Authority for Military Industry for 2021–2025, as well as business plans for their development for the coming years.
The documents being developed define a coherent program-target model for the development of the defence sector of the economy and SAMI. They are closely linked to the needs of the Armed Forces and are aimed at the effective implementation of the State armament programme for 2021–2025.
Separately, Dmitry Pantus fixed on the issues of interaction among the SAMI companies. First of all, he demanded a greater degree of cooperation among scientific organisations and organisations producing weapon systems and military and special equipment, specified that the main research and development projects planned for implementation in the next five years were identified, including not only the development of weapon systems and military and special equipment, but also their modernisation and repair. These R&D activities will be carried out both in the interests of the Defence Ministry and foreign customers.