Iran's digital sector shares $2.3 B in production

ICT Materials 23 October 2019 13:30 (UTC +04:00)

TEHRAN, Iran, Oct.23


Iran's digital sector share in the country's productive activities has reached $2.3 billion, said the Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare of Iran.

Mohammad Shariatmadari made these remarks while speaking at inauguration of the National Digital Content Entrepreneurship Foundation on Oct. 22, Trend reports citing IRNA.

“Digital sector activities in Iran are worth $2.3 billion, while animation market work is worth $166 million and advertisement market transaction amounts to $142 million," said the minister.

"Iran's animation sector activities should reach 40 times growth while digital content should increase to 14 times. Iran's trade share in ICT is relatively low, so we expect more development," Mohammad Shariatmadari added.

Speaking at the event, deputy minister Isa Mansouri said that the government can provide loan and permits for establishment of digital entrepreneurship companies. In his words, producing digital content and reaching this goal require public and privates sectors' cooperation.

"The ministry seeks to create organization for digital content and entrepreneurship in upcoming months. The government can create convenient space for digital ecosystem to explore the field," Isa Mansouri added.