Saturday, July 1 2017 14:12
Naira Badalian

Investments amounting 10 bln AMD expected in Lori region of Armenia

ArmInfo. "In the Lori region of  Armenia, 25 investment programs worth 10 billion AMD have been  submitted, of which 3 have already been approved," the head of the  region Arthur Nalbandian reported to Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan  on June 30 during a meeting in Lori region, where the results of the  conducted and Future work in the framework of programs for the  development of the region and communities. The government also  approved the Vanadzor Development Concept.

As the governmental press service told ArmInfo, Governor of Lori  Artur Nalbandyan reported on measures to improve the social and  economic situation of the region, on macroeconomic indicators,  investment programs, and on the fulfillment of personal revenues of  community budgets. Nalbandian presented the priority directions of  the region's development - industry, export promotion, tourism, IT  technologies, etc., noting that there is a necessary potential for  the development of these areas in the region.

According to the prime minister, for effective implementation of  regional development programs, local management should clearly  understand the advantages of the region - what are the objective and  non- objective reasons for the economic situation, on the basis of  which it is necessary to ensure economic growth, and how can the  government help. Concerning the implementation of community budgets,  the prime minister said that there was a flaw, because there was no  motivation to increase the community budget. He instructed the head  of the region to provide a comparative analysis of the planning and  implementation of community budgets.

The prime minister instructed to be more consistent in the  implementation of the "Clean Armenia" program. "We want our citizen  to live a normal life. Community management is extremely important.  As long as the government does not have bright thoughts, if the  community does not want to work - all this is not worth a penny.  Citizen creates an opinion about the state as a result of  communicating with the communal power", the Prime Minister of the  Republic of Armenia.

The Prime Minister also presented work on solving problems in the  field of education: the issue of attracting qualified teachers to  rural schools, ensuring the availability of preschool education, etc.  was discussed. The Prime Minister instructed the head of the Ministry  of Education and Science to consider these issues and present  rational options for their solution.

Representatives of the region reported on state subsidies in the  provision of agricultural equipment, training and retraining of  specialists in this field, on the introduction of anti-hail  facilities. Learning that the interest of farmers in using these  programs is low, Karen Karapetyan noted that the government program  on the preference of agricultural machinery in leasing offers  favorable conditions, and it is necessary to inform in detail about  it. Noting the importance of short-term and effective training and  retraining programs, Karen Karapetyan instructed to discuss the  concept with interested departments. Subsequently, proposals were  presented to address health and social problems.

Issues of public health and social issues were also discussed. In the  field of urban development, the problems of families living in the  disaster zone and those who were left homeless were raised. The prime  minister instructed to discuss the issue with interested agencies and  submit relevant proposals.

Members of the Cabinet touched upon the problems of stimulating  tourism, developing programs in large cities. In particular, the  Vanadzor development program was presented, in which the emphasis is  put on the development of industrial tourism and measures to improve  tourism attractiveness. The prime minister approved this concept and  instructed in a short time to submit a concrete business project.


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