Wednesday, February 8 2017 18:01
Naira Badalian

Prime Minister: Strategic Initiatives Center called to develop and submit projects in many sectors

Prime Minister: Strategic Initiatives Center called to develop and submit projects in many sectors

ArmInfo. The Center of Strategic Initiatives created  in Armenia is called to develop and submit for implementation different projects in many sectors, Karen Karapetyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia, stated at the session of National Assembly of Armenia held on February 8.

According to him, the Center opened on January 12 this year, operates based on PPP principle ( Public Private Partnership.  At that, the Government will not fund the activities of the Center, the process mentioned will be funded within the assets of private investors. The Trustee Supervisory Board of the Center will comprise many famous representatives of diaspora, possessing essential experience. The Center is aimed at the development of strategic reforms in different sectors - tax revenues, customs, legal and justice, health care, education, social etc. At the platform of the center the representatives of different sectors will be granted an option to submit own ideas and suggestions, which could become basic for long term projects development.

To remind, while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony on January 12, Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan said that creation of the center was one of key topics of the government's program and should outline long-term strategy for development of Armenian economy.  The head of the government noted that the center is formed by the principle of the public-private sector partnership.  "Through state-private sector cooperation we anticipate to understand what we should do to achieve economic growth and long-term development, attract investments, and efficiently use our potential all at once. The Board of Trustees has more representatives of private sector than state, and we expect and will be happy if the Diaspora, the best experts from abroad, the people who care and want to be a part of the center's activity get involved in this platform," Karen Karapetyan said.  "My Adviser Alexander Khachaturyan will be the head of the center, and I have high hopes for this team.  We are open to constructive cooperation," Prime Minister stated.  Alexander Khachaturyan said that the center is financed by the state budget, international institutions, donors and donations from the private sector. 

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