ArmInfo. In 2017, 22 billion drams were invested in Shirak region of Armenia. This was announced to the Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan by the Governor of the region Artur Khachatryan.
According to him, according to the press service of the government, the volume of investments in 2017 exceeded the indicators of 2016 by 10.6 billion drams. It is planned that this year investments in the economy of Shirak region will be brought up to 36 billion drams. The governor assured the prime minister that a significant portion of investment programs will be implemented through private investments. As a result, it is expected that the volume of investments per capita from 92 thousand drams in 2017 in 2018 will increase to 152 thousand drams. Artur Khachatryan reported that in the field of the number of working people was 23517, it is planned to bring this figure to 23 thousand in 2018. A significant number of jobs will be created in the light industry, in the service sector and information technology.
Artur Khachatryan also reported that in 2017 the implementation of revenue items in the budgets of the communities of the region was 97%. Compared to 2016 year, the personal incomes of the communities increased by 17%, which per capita in the region amounted to 8,100 drams against 9400 drams in 2017. This year it is planned to increase this figure to 10,800 drams.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of the steps taken to increase the incomes of the communities of the Shirak region, calling for parallels with other areas, while clarifying the statistical indicators. "We are implementing the institution of the administrative register, in the region there will be action by the couture groups that will engage in statistics.The heads of the communities will propose solutions aimed at providing partners with relevant statistical data.In this direction, it will be necessary to work closely with the communities for 2-3 years with several departments, providing relevant information.Those communities that provide more significant growth will receive funding, which is important from the point of view of motivation, "- ska al Karen Karapetyan. At the same time, the head of the Armenian government instructed to revise the budgets of local authorities. "This is the only way we can move forward." Our community leaders believe that an increase in budget revenue plans will become a burden for citizens, but subsidies will be given to those communities that will collect more income. "The more we do it, we will render greater assistance to that community," Karen Karapetyan.
The governor of the region said that in 2018 it is planned to increase the budgets of local self-government bodies by 13%, which will total 303 million drams. Speaking about problems with garbage collection, he noted that in 2017 228 landfills were closed, another 257 will be closed this year. Artur Khachatryan stressed that a visit to the region of investors from Sweden is expected, with which it is planned to discuss the program of construction of a waste processing plant. 1972 contracts were concluded for the cleaning of garbage with individuals and legal entities. In the region, the number of legal entities is only approaching 3 thousand, and the task is set in 2018 with all legal entities to conclude the corresponding contracts. "There should not be legal persons who would not pay money for garbage collection, we are not going to take more of them from them, they just have to pay for garbage collection," the prime minister said. It was also reported that 411 million drams were spent for garbage collection last year in the region, and 190 million drams were collected, 95 million of them from individuals. In 2018, raise fees for garbage collection up to 263 million drams.