ArmInfo. In general, the program to provide housing to homeless citizens in the disaster area is 90% complete. This was stated by the chairman of the State Committee for Urban Development Narek Sargsyan to Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. The head of government visited the State Committee yesterday to get familiarized with the results of implementation of priority tasks and implementation of activities in 2017, as well as tasks for 2018.
According to the press service of the Armenian Government, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers was informed that during the year 2017 in the construction sector a uniform style of roof decoration, as well as design and color solutions of the facades of buildings and structures were installed. In order to develop business in the sphere of urban planning, the procedures for obtaining a building permit have been substantially simplified, most of these procedures will be carried out through a single electronic site www.e-permits.am.
The Prime Minister was also informed about the works that should contribute to the improvement of Armenia's position in the rating of the World Bank Doing Business (Doing Business). Karen Karapetyan instructed to establish a clear time frame for the implementation of urban development reforms, and periodically report on the progress of work. At the same time, he pointed to the importance of carrying out reforms in the context of attracting foreign investments to the republic. "Our main goal is to change the conditions for the development of the country," the prime minister said, noting that discussions will continue at a meeting in the government.
According to the State Committee data, in 2017, the implementation of a program to provide housing to citizens who were left homeless as a result of the Spitak earthquake was continued in Armenia at the expense of 560 million AMD located from the state budget, the issue of providing apartments to 100 families was resolved.
According to the information of the responsible persons, during 2008-2017 the issue of housing of 4,839 families with a total of 65 billion AMD has been resolved. At the same time, the issue of accommodation of program participants in urban settlements has been fully resolved. The remaining 10% or 542 families living in rural areas of the disaster zone, the issue is planned to be resolved by 2020.
Representatives of the State Committee also summarized data on the number of apartment buildings, including buildings 3 and 4 of the accident rate in the republic. It was reported that in Armenia there are 209 unfinished buildings and structures, of which 147 can be completed, and the rest are to be demolished.