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Lack of gov’t support pressuring Jordan’s ICT sector: [email protected]

The ICT Association of Jordan ([email protected]) has said the total ICT revenue fell 16% so far in 2013 from last year, with domestic revenues down 37.5%, despite higher export revenues, Saudi Gazette has reported. Last year, revenue grew by 25% and accounted for 14% of the country’s GDP, said [email protected] This is mostly thanks to a lack of government support, said Abed Shamlawi, CEO of [email protected], not just with investment but also in helping IT companies secure new domestic contracts and execute on existing ones. “Getting projects is more and more complicated, not only from an opportunity perspective, but from a logistics and contracts perspective. It takes forever to get a contract signed with the government,” said Shamlawi.