ArmInfo. The head of the Armenian Government Karen Karapetyan is satisfied with the work of his team and believes that they are on the right track. "Many express dissatisfaction with the fact that we set ourselves more tasks than we can manage. But the pace of growth, perhaps, we will always be dissatisfied. At the same time, if you are satisfied with everything, it means that something goes wrong," Karen Karapetyan told journalists in the Victory Park on the eve.
According to him, during 8 month of his being Prime Minister a significant work is done. During this time, as he stressed, the Government was periodically reporting on the work done, showing the economic growth. Nevertheless, the population of the country will feel the economic growth after the GDP growth reaches the critical level.
At the same time, according to him, some "minor" changes in the stuff of the forming government will take place. "There will be no radical changes as in 2018 a new government is to be formed", the Premier said. Besides, in 2018 constitutional restrictions are to be implemented in the government. "Certain structural changes are connected with certain financial spending. So there will be no major changes", he noted.
On May 18, the first meeting of the Parliament of the sixth convocation will take place and the government will resign. Then the Prime Minister will be appointed within 10 days, and then a new government structure will be formed within 20 days.
To note, the economic activity in Armenia in January-March 2017, compared the same period of 2016 grew by 6.6%. According to National Statistical Service of Armenia, in the structure of economic activity, the decline continues in the contraction sector - 13.6%, the agricultural sector - by 1.5%. In other sectors a growth is registered, industrial sector (16.2%) and trade (11.3%), and slightly more modest in services (10%) and energy complex (9.3%).
Meanwhile, in the state budget of Armenia for 2017, GDP growth is set at 3.2%. According to the updated forecast of the Central Bank of Armenia, the GDP growth of Armenia in 2017 will be 3.2-4.4%. According to the World Bank's forecast, Armenia's GDP growth in 2017 will be 2.7%, according to the IMF forecast - 2.9%, according to Fitch forecast - 2.1%, EDB - 2.9% and Asian Development Bank - 2.2%.