The Minister of Communications and Information Technology stressed that the Special Economic Zone and the International Airport have a good capacity to become the hub of the digital economy.
According to the Public Relations Center of Payam Special Economic Zone and Payam International Airport, Issa Zarehpour, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said in front of the board, managers and deputies of Payam International Special Economic Zone and Payam International Airport, referring to the advantages of being a special zone. International, proximity to Tehran and the necessary facilities and infrastructure for exports and imports and, most importantly, being located next to specialized ministries, has created a capacity for Payam Special Economic Zone to become the hub of the digital economy of the country and the region.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Communications has been responsible for the development of the country's digital economy based on the decision of the Cabinet and said: Decisions of the Cabinet. The formation of this working group is a good capacity to guide the directions of Payam Special Economic Zone towards the development of digital economy, together with the honorable member ministers and the removal of existing obstacles.
Zarehpour, stating that the field of digital economy includes sectors such as hardware and software and platform economy, said: 'In these sectors, Payam Special Economic Zone has a good infrastructure to increase the share of digital economy in the country's GDP.'
He added: 'Digital economy in some countries has accounted for up to 30% of their GDP, while at present in our country the digital economy is about 4 to 5% and based on the goals we are trying to achieve this figure.' Let's bring it to 10%, which is a big event, and in this direction, Payam Special Economic Zone can play a special role.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology continued: 'In the new era, all planning in the Payam Special Economic Zone should focus on the field of communication and information technology and attract investments in this field.'
In conclusion, Zarepour stressed the need for planning to provide production facilities for the national information network in the region and to establish a regional postal hub and data transit center in the Payam Special Economic Zone.