Friday, July 14 2017 15:52
Alexandr Avanesov

RA Prime Minister: How quickly we change, more relevant we will be

ArmInfo. "How soon we will  change, we will be more relevant," RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan  said in Yerevan on July 14 at the presentation of the national report  on competitiveness.

Expressing gratitude to the company "I-V Consulting" and the research  center "Economics and Values" for the development of the report, the  Prime Minister considered it a good tradition to organize such a  platform for discussions and analysis of problems in the social and  economic life of the country and to find the right directions for  their solutions. Karen Karpetyan noted that the fourth industrial  revolution is now widely discussed at global sites. "We are open to  the processes taking place in the world, and for us the question of  our participation in these processes will be very urgent.

We do not care about the impact of the fourth industrial revolution  on our lives, and what we need to do is to understand these  challenges. Moreover, in order to maximize the use of positive  results and opportunities," the prime minister said. In this context,  he touched upon the government's programs. "When forming the  appropriate environment, we can achieve competitiveness, efficiency,  increase reproduction, and disclose new talents. This should give us  an opportunity to understand our place and role, as well as our  benefits in the new reality. I consider it necessary to point out the  steps taken by the government in the context of the problems raised  in the report. In the new government program we plan to implement the  strategy of innovative development of the country and develop a road  map that will enable us to have a clear and long-term development  program based on the application of innovative technologies," Karen  Karapetyan said. In addition, it is important to develop mechanisms  for attracting business these innovative technologies will involve at  least two authoritative organizations in order to form research  laboratories. It is planned to create new technology centers, which  will enable to stimulate engineering business and education, improve  innovative infrastructures and assist in the commercialization of the  education system, and also to increase the cooperation of scientific  institutions with business. The government intends to mobilize the  resources of the state and the private sector to achieve the goal. 


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