ArmInfo. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is on working visit in Noyemberyan, Berd, and Ijevan of border region of Tavush.
As the presidential press service told ArmInfo, The President's visit began from Koghb military unit where he had a meeting with the members of inter-agency commission which has been established to solve issues subjected to coordination in bordering communities. The meeting was also attended by Tavush governor and heads of several bordering communities of Noyemberyan. Chairman of the commission, Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan and commission members briefed the President on the works done so far, inventoried issues and their possible solutions. At the beginning of the meeting Serzh Sargsyan said he always attached importance to the works at local level which enable to directly get acquainted with the problems faced by communities and find solutions, adding that the Government will assist the communities through all possible measures.
"We have completed the pre-election stage, the elections were held, and we received our people's vote of trust. Now we together with the government, state agencies, heads of local self-government bodies. launch the process of solving our issues. All settlements of our Republic face problems, and it is obvious that many of them are similar. They require simiar solutions, but one of the major tasks is the solution of problems faced by our bordering communities since these problems are accompanied by constant ceasefire violations which bring tension on the one hand and cause additional damages to us on the other hand. In other words, there is a need of additional work. We have provided sufficient privileges to our bordering communities. I would like to understand, also to hear from you to what extent these privileges work, whether they are useful or not, what is the degree of their usefulness and in general, what more we can do to justify our compatriots' expectations who stayed in the homeland with the expectation that situation will change, that we will work more effectively. Our government is completely ready for practical works at local level. We would like the local self-government bodies to be more active and realistic. I am aware that the commission's first session was held in other region. The Defense Minister told me that, and I am convinced that this structure can be really useful", the President said.
He toured the military unit, got acquainted with the combat readiness, talked to soldiers and encouraged some distinguished soldiers with gifts.
During the working visit President Sargsyan also attended the groundbreaking ceremony of 'TUMO Koghb' center in Koghb community. The event was attended by TUMO founder Sem Simonian, representatives of Ucom, Koghb foundation, local officials and philanthropists. The program coordinators said that over 1000 students from Koghb, Noyemberyan, Berdavan and nearby settlements will attend the newly-opened TUMO center.
It is also expected to implement TUMO-Army project in cooperation between the Defense Ministry and TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, by engaging soldiers of adjacent military unit. The President also talked to Koghb community residents and the project sponsors. Then he visited Armath engineering laboratory in Koghb's main school, got familiarized with the engineering laboratories establishment program which has been initiatied by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) and Ucom. The President also met with students studying at Armath laboratory. The President's visit in Tavush province continues. He departed for Berd region from Noyemberyan.