ArmInfo. In 2017 at the expense of the state budget in Armenia, roads were repaired in the amount of 12.3 billion drams. The funds were used to repair 46 km of interstate, 10 km of republican and 13 km of community roads. This was stated on January 17 at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT of Armenia during the meeting with the participation of Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan was informed by the general director of the "Armavtodor" SNCO Ashot Arshakyan.
According to the press service of the government, the prime minister was informed that in 2017 repairs and commissioning of the M-2 section, Yerevan-Yeraskh-Goris-Meghri-border with Iran, as well as works on asphalting of 850 meters of the road were completed Kuchak-Egyptoprush, M-3. The work was planned to be completed in 2018. According to Arshakyan, in 2018, 15.1 billion drams are envisaged for road construction work, of which 6.5 billion drams will be spent for capital repairs, 1.9 billion drams for medium road repairs, 6.7 billion drams billion drams - for maintenance. It is planned to repair 50 km of interstate, 12 km of republican and 10 km of community roads. The Prime Minister noted that the volume of works performed constitutes a small percentage of the total demand in the road construction sector, and the targets set for this purpose should be increased.
First of all, he instructed to increase the amount of roads that require major repairs as follows: 60 km of interstate roads, 15.6 km of republican roads and 13 km of community roads. The head of government also noted the need to classify roads and develop optimal logistics, digitize the data and present the corresponding map.
The Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan turned to the average tariff for construction works, which in 2017 compared with 2016 did not decrease. He stressed that it is necessary to conduct active and effective work in order to save money. "In all spheres, in terms of purchases, we are saving money, and we expect the same in this sector." In 2018, the tariff for a construction unit should at least be reduced by 15- 20%, and cost reduction should be achieved. "During the hearing of the reports for 2017 I will check this figure for all ministries, because in 2017 I expected that the cost price of our actions and steps should decrease, "the head of government said, instructing him to submit an analysis of the tariff policy for 2017.
Vardan Karapetyan, General Director of SNCO "Transport Program Implementation Company", presented information on the implementation of 12 credit and grant projects in 2017, in particular, the focus was on the project to improve the interstate route M6 for the development of the North-South transport corridor, and on the implementation program of reconstruction of the bridge over Bagratashen. The overall productivity was 83.7%, and the actual performance was 41.4 billion drams. 2,484,109 cu. meter of excavation, 43 bridges and overpasses were repaired, 28,044 meters of drainage systems were restored, 69.7 km of asphalt works were completed. A 64.85 km long section of the road was repaired, which is of vital importance.
First Deputy Minister of Transport Gagik Grigoryan presented the work on the development of a unified transport network, as a result of which the number of unserved communities decreased from 220 to 170, and as a short-term solution 50 communities were included in existing interregional routes. The Armenian government adopted a technical task to create a single route network, during which data were collected, on the basis of which the regions were divided into large cities by regions, and optimal routes and their new schedules were established. "It is necessary to develop and map a single route network for the entire republic, and not for individual regions.Only on the map, indicate that ideal transport network to which we aspire and understand what obstacles in this way are connected with the tariff, roads, streams and other, "Prime Minister Karapetyan said and gave corresponding instructions.
Deputy Minister Boris Demirkhanyan reported on the work in the IT field. In particular, as he noted, the program of stimulating services in the sphere was approved, as well as a schedule of events. Work is planned on the transition from the 3G network to 4G +.