ArmInfo. The State Committee on Water Resources under the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia a platform will be set for investments analysis approach strategy development.
As ArmInfo was informed at the press office of the State Committee on Water Resources, following the Chairman of the Committee Arsen Harutyunyan, the water supply network enters another stage of development, which is quite different I its quality. Strategies on potable water and irrigation networks were developed and implemented. During recent 10-12 years only in the aspect of potable water supply network an amount at over $230 mln, the irrigation network was funded more. Due to investments implemented , the State Committee on Water Resources became one of the largest administrators of state property. At that, according to Harutyunyan, the feasible and consequent management of the property is a serious task for state entities.
At the same time, according to the Committee Chairman, while in the aspect of potable water a great work is done, the irrigation network still waits for works to be done from zero. The upcoming development of this sector is preconditioned by the Public-Private Partnership. " Upon the completion of this project we expect to have a strategy on property management, the necessary software, property management state system and development projects. Hence, regardless of who will reach the final line, our expectations of the project implementation are pretty great,"Harutyunyan stated.
To note, in the middle of November, a Leasing Agreement has been signed with a joint operator of water supply and sewerage. The new sole operator, with its new tariffs, will start operations from January 1, 2017. The sole operator was selected based on the results of standard bidding procedure.It will join five actual operators: Yerevan Jour, Armenian Water and Sewerage Company, Shirak WS, Lori WS and Nor Akunk.