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Karen Karapetyan: IT sector will become the keystone for Armenian industries development

Karen Karapetyan: IT sector will become the keystone for Armenian industries development

ArmInfo. The IT sector will  become the keystone for Armenian industries development, stated  Karen Karapetyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, at the press- briefing  in Artsakh. 

He mentioned again that in the sector of informational technologies  the Government wishes to initiate a project that should "change the  world". "Will we succeed with that? We will see. But this sector has  a strong potential and high efficiency. That's why we have a big  chance to make essential changes," he accentuated. The Prime Minister  also stated that there is a long and hard work to be done in the  agrarian sector, but any essential growth of GDP could be hardly  reached anyway.  "So which sector could become a keystone and secure  a fast growth? The IT!" he accentuated. At that, Karapetyan  mentioned, that he is intended to have   his next meeting with IT   professionals on November 8, and during that meeting experts will  express their needs, and the  Government  will make an appropriate  estimate of funds. "Our decisions are very bold - starting with staff  and finishing with management tools", he accentuated. 

Karapetyan stated he is double-minded in respect to the New Tax Code.  To him, this document has a right to exist, but   he is anxious with  the reaction of business-society. "Businessmen complain that new TC  increases  tax liability load for those who work   transparently, but  there is no work being done in   respect to "shady field". Hence, an  equal and   fair  opportunities should be secured for all the  participants. We should figure out if we could   rehabilitate the  industries, reactivate the business with the new Tax Code  or not ,"  he mentioned. 

The Prime Minister compared also the situations in Armenia and  Artsakh. To his opinion, the corruption risks in Artsakh are  minimized. "I don't know if there are monopolies or not, but the  limited market could lead   to a situation with an existence of  prevailing positions in certain sectors. But I am strongly confident  that such prevailing positions are being capsulated   within the  competitive market, and the prevailing position in its essence, is  not a monopoly," he said. 

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