Thursday, March 23 2017 20:15
Naira Badalian

State Committee for Urban Development and Dutch design companies discussed prospects for possible cooperation in field of architecture

ArmInfo. On March 23, the State  Committee for Urban Development of Armenia held discussions with  representatives of Mecanoo, Arson, BioNaFarm from the Netherlands  about possible cooperation in the field of architecture.

As the press service of the State Committee told ArmInfo, Deputy  Chairman Armen Gularyan presented the guests the priorities of the  Armenian government in the field of architecture and construction, as  well as investment projects planned by the department. According to  the architect of the project company Mecanoo Polina Strukova, Armenia  is interesting not only from the point of view of history,  architectural monuments, but also as a possible partner. In this  context, she proposed to implement joint projects for the  construction of affordable and comfortable housing, the creation of  landscape architecture and modern cultural centers, including through  the exchange of experience. Earlier it was reported that in  accordance with the order of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the State  Committee for Urban Development submitted investment packages for the  construction of $ 230 million to the Government. According to the  results of the discussions, projects worth $ 105 million were  recognized as realistic. According to the head of the Committee,  there is financing and a bank guarantee. Draft designs are also  ready, and it remains to work on working variants. At the same time,  as specified by Narek Sargsyan, the list of approved projects for a  total of $ 105 million does not include those that are already being  implemented. In particular, the circus building, hotel "Dvin", road  construction projects. According to him, half of the submitted  projects are related to housing construction, in which 5% are  appropriations from the state budget, and 95% are private  investments. The rest of the investment programs envisages the  construction of hotels, buildings and public facilities. "50% of the  expected investments will come from abroad, and the remaining 50% of  investments were promised by local investors."

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