Belarus forestry testing digital systems

29 May 2020

A digital timber filing system is being tested in eleven forestry enterprises, the Belarusian Forestry Ministry told the BelTA news agency.

Uzda forestry was the first to start testing the prototype system alongside eleven other companies. The software has now been rolled out to all 98 forestry enterprises in the country.

A draft presidential decree provides for a gradual rollout of a universal state automated information system for keeping timber records in 2021. The work to develop the digital system began in 2017, financed by The Forestry Ministry, which ensured only Belarusian nationals were involved in the development of the facility.

On completion, every person that deals with timber harvesting and sales within Belarus will need to use the system.

Similar systems are already used in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Finland and the Baltic states.