ArmInfo. The first Armenian-Canadian ICT (information and communication technologies) forum was launched in Yerevan on October 2. 70 representatives of more than 20 Armenian and international companies take part in the forum. The purpose of the forum is to demonstrate the IT potential of Armenia, as well as to search for new opportunities for international cooperation.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT, according to Anik Gulen, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Canada in Moscow on Economy and Trade, the governments of Armenia and Canada are focused on the development of ICT. "Information and communication technologies are one of the pillars of the economy and have a great future," she noted.
According to the Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and IT of Armenia Boris Demirkhanyan, the experience of ICT companies can be used for the development of the two countries through the optimal form of cooperation between the representatives of the sphere of Armenia and Canada. "The Ministry of Transport will do everything possible to promote ICT initiatives at any level of relations - be it state, or private," he assured.
The sphere of information technologies of Armenia reached 35% growth. Kka was told on September 27 by the Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of Armenia Vahan Martirosyan, the annual growth of the sphere leaves 20-25% on average. "This year we already have a 35% growth, we expect that during the next 5 years the Armenian IT sector will provide higher growth rates," the minister said, noting that Armenia exceeded the average growth rate of the information technology sector by international arena. V. Martirosyan stipulated a 35% increase in the expansion of international cooperation, attracting foreign investments, which is of a continuing nature. Earlier, answering the question of ArmInfo, Director of the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) Bagrat Yengibaryan said that the total turnover of over 500 IT companies operating in Armenia exceeded the $ 600 million threshold.