Economy Minister: New Government Has Goal to Restore Trust in Bulgaria as Investment Destination
Thursday, 04 December 2014
The new government has set itself the goal to restore the trust in Bulgaria as an investment destination and a stable market, Economy Minister Bozhidar
Loukarski said at the opening of this year's edition of the Bulgaria Economic Forum here on Wednesday.
Loukarski said that the Bulgarian and foreign investors will be encouraged through a special strategy which lists eight priority sectors: electronics and electrical engineering, information technologies, outsourcing, chemical and pharmaceutical industry,machine building, transport and logistics, food industry and agriculture, and tourism and healthcare.
The construction of high-tech parks and centres for scientific research is also a key priority, the Finance Ministry said. Another priority is the creation of a fund for supporting high-tech productions on the principle of public-private partnership, he added. He noted that the State can help such companies and then withdraw from such productions.
Loukarski also listed as key priorities the accelerated introduction of e-government and broader e-trading with guaranteed personal data security through the adoption of a national strategy on the matter. The promotion of export-oriented productions is also of particular importance, he noted.