ArmInfo. At Armenian NPP, there are "superfluous" 500 employees, who, in fact, occupy the created additional posts, and there is no need for those . On this eve, answering citizens' questions, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated during a live broadcast on his Facebook page. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister continued, these people work, receive wages, which exerts additional pressure on the tariff in the form of 3 billion drams. "This means that this amount is taken into account in the tariff," the head of government said. According to him, so many new posts appeared for known reasons - the authorities arranged people for work in the context of elections, which was the reason for the formation of the problem.
At the same time, he noted that these people will not be dismissed immediately, since in this case there will be new social problems. "We must do everything to ensure that the situation on the labor market and the economy as a whole changes so that solving one problem, not creating another," Pashinyan said.
Earlier, General Director of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant Movses Vardanyan informed ArmInfo that 1812 people work at the station with an average salary of 300 thousand drams. For Armenia, the general director continued, this is a rather big amount, but if we compare it with the average salary of employees of foreign nuclear power plants, it becomes obvious that this is a very small amount. "It is for this reason that the ANPP staff constantly raises this issue," Movses Vardanyan noted. In turn, the veteran of the Armenian energy, the executive secretary of the Union of Veterans of Armenian Nuclear Energy Martun Gevorgyan.in his interview with ArmInfo called for the optimization of the station management system. "About 40 people are involved in the procurement procedures at the station, when we restarted the station in the 1990s, the supply department was five times less, and yet we managed to restart the nuclear power plant." I do not understand this humor, "Martun Gevorgyan noted. Moreover, the same procurement department, according to him, delivers what he descends from above and not always what is needed. The chiefs of the shops have to get themselves out of the situation. I do not want to go into all these technical issues, but the soul of our veteran generation is hurting the state of the station. Moreover, a considerable number of veterans who are still able to teach something to young people are being reduced today. Without them, the guys will be very hard. Wow, but veterans still give their experience somehow to the younger generation, "the expert explained.
The Armenian nuclear power plant consists of two units with Soviet (Russian) WWER reactors. The first unit was commissioned in 1976, the second - in 1980. In March 1989, after the Spitak earthquake, which killed 25 thousand people, the station's work was stopped. In November 1995, in connection with the most acute energy crisis, the second power unit of the station with a capacity of 407.5 MW was involved. In March 2014, the Armenian government decided to extend the life of the second power unit by 10 years - until 2026. Completion of work is planned for 2019. The Government of the Russian Federation allocated a $ 270 million state export loan to Armenia and a $ 30 million grant for these purposes.