Armenian government to use locally-made eco-pens
The Armenian government is moving to use eco-pens made from recycled paper. The pens are locally produced, and can also be bought in select shops in Yerevan.
The cabinet, including parliament, recently replaced their MacBooks with laptops made locally by the same manufacturer as the pens. This is an initiative of Prime Minister Pashinyan himself:
“It’s not just about software, but about production. Armenian-made computer equipment should also be utilised in parliament. It is necessary to provide financial assistance so that computers made in Armenia will be installed in the parliament building. It is very important that the production sector develops, and preference should be given to local production. This is both delightful and profitable.”
The manufacturers provided the government with the equipment free of charge.
Armenian made laptops and phones have also been exported to Russia in recent years. Tablets made in Armenia are also used in many local schools.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is making an effort to stimulate local production and once again emphasizes the importance of the IT sector for Armenia.