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.