ArmInfo.The high-tech sector continues to confidently occupy a leading position as the fastest growing sector of the Armenian economy. Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Hakob Arshakyan stated this during the Silicon Mountains forum on December 9.
In his opinion, the fact of the influx of "talents" to Armenia against the background of the regional crisis confirms that Armenia has practically coped with the task of becoming a technological center, if not on a global scale, then at least in the region. However, Arshakyan pointed to countries in the region that compete with their tax policies, developed infrastructures, and negotiations with large companies. "This should be perceived as a challenge, and it is necessary to make great efforts and do a lot of work in this direction," the Vice Speaker emphasized.
According to Arshakyan, it is necessary to raise the connection between science-education-industry- economics to a new fundamental level. In this regard, he called on the IT community to cooperate with the government, parliament in further organizational work, in the context of program implementation, which will create a solid foundation for ensuring communication between science, education, industry and the economy. "This means that these areas should be consonant with their programs and serve the same goals," he stressed.
It should be noted that according to the Statistical Committee, in January-September 2022, the revenue of the information and telecommunications technologies (ICT) increased by 58.4% per annum to 388.2 billion drams. In particular, the indicated volume is dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 78.2% or 303.7 billion drams (y-o-y growth of 40.7%), of which the majority is provided by information technology - 194.1 billion drams (an increase of 67. 6% per annum), and the telecommunications segment accounts for 104 billion drams, which is 5.6% higher than the indicator of a year ago. The manufacturing segment traditionally accounted for the smallest part - only 1.5 billion drams (or 0.4%), with a y-o-y decline of 4.5%. The revenues of the ICT sector in the trade sector have increased significantly on y-o-y terms from 27 billion drams to 83 billion drams.