The authorities of the Kaliningrad region and representatives of Vnesheconombank signed a cooperation agreement, which involves the implementation of a pilot project in the field of social benefits by using the technology of the blockchain.
«The parties intend to cooperate in several areas, in particular, in the implementation on the territory of the Kaliningrad region of modern IT solutions, including projects using the technology of the blockchain for the implementation of social payments, as well as projects for the implementation of e-services in order to improve the efficiency of public and corporate governance», – said the press service of the Bank.
According to the Chairman of Bank Sergey Gor, Kaliningrad oblast is one of the most active regions in terms of the development of the digital economy and the use of new technologies allows us to significantly improve the quality of services in the social sphere: to increase transparency, eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, to make the service easier and more convenient for citizens.
«The introduction of blockchain technologies will enable to reduce costs in this area, which across the country are in the trillions of rubles», – he stressed.
«We are glad to cooperate with VEB. Sure, the purview of Vnesheconombank in the field of blockchain will allow us in the region to improve the quality of managerial decisions», – said the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov.
Details of the cooperation agreement, which was signed at the investment forum in Sochi, not specified.