Digital revolution, a hope for the economy of Kosovo

Digital revolution, a hope for the economy of Kosovo

Pristina, 27 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The strategy for the implementation of IT strategy has started to be applied. This strategy is expected to contribute on economic growth and in the opening of new jobs.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa says that this program could exploit all the potentials of digital economy.

“These potentials could contribute on economic growth and employment. They are extraordinary instruments for the growth of small and medium sized businesses and in the future, competiveness cannot be fathomed without a digital economy”, the Prime Minister said.

According to him, the government of Kosovo is committed to applying digital revolution, encouraging digital transformation of existing businesses and support more digital businesses in the country.

“We are building a new economy. We have a new concept of economic development based on knowledge. The application of IT will be at the essence of this strategy and of this economic development”, he said.

Minister of Economic Development, Blerand Stavileci says that the application of this strategy gives way not only to the development of electronic communication, but it also establishes strong foundations for an economy based on knowledge.

“This strategy is based on 9 pillars and we aim at developing the internal market and the external one, especially for companies that export, but also the domain of innovation and research in this domain”, he said.

Henriette Kotter of the German embassy in Kosovo says that she has backed this project, believing that the IT sector in Kosovo has a great expansion potential.

“Kosovo has many advantages in this sector, advantages that cannot be found in other countries, such as human resources which are motivated and a better IT infrastructure. This can contribute in the growth of the competitiveness of Kosovo in the international market, in order to promote economic development and the creation of new jobs”, Kotter said. /