ArmInfo. The share of the IT sector in Armenia's GDP was 4%, which is commensurate with the level of some developed countries. This was stated during the speech at the 7th Russian-Armenian interregional forum, which takes place in the Meridian Exhibition Center, Synopsys Armenia CEO Hovik Musaelyan stated.
<15 years ago, the Armenian government announced the IT sphere as a priority for the development of the country's economy and significant progress was achieved over the years. The tendencies and needs for the development of ICT, which are typical for developed cities, are unequivocally observed in Yerevan, "he stressed. In particular, according to O. Musaelyan, annually the growth of the sphere is about 25-30%, and on the market there are about 800 IT companies, including the offices of the leading international organizations in the field of information technologies.
Many spheres of urban economy of Yerevan, according to the expert, are digitized and automated. Moreover, management, control and safety systems have been introduced.
Musaelyan informed that currently in the development stage there are programs in the field of management of public transport, water supply, wastewater treatment, the use of energy-saving heating systems, and management of domestic garbage.
To note, according to the Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT of Armenia, in 2017, 15,000 jobs were created in the IT sector, 570 companies were open. In 2018, according to the estimates of the Ministry, it will be possible to increase the number of jobs by another 10%, given the expansion of international cooperation, including the increase in the number of orders, etc. According to the ministry, Armenia's IT sector increased volumes by 29.6% to 76 billion drams ($ 157.4 million) in 2017.