Friday, July 21 2017 12:31
Naira Badalian

Karen Karapetyan is satisfied with the progress of construction work in the framework of the development program of the historical center of Kumayri

Karen Karapetyan is satisfied with the progress of construction work  in the framework of the development program of the historical center  of Kumayri

ArmInfo. Prime Minister Karen  Karapetyan paid yesterday a working visit to Gyumri.As the press  office of the government informs, The Prime Minister first called at  Lentex ltd, which is engaged in the production of socks and hosiery  in Armenia. During the tour of the factory, the Premier was briefed  on its output capacity and the range of products, as well as on the  prospects for expansion and development programs.

Lentex LLC, which boasts about 6000 square meters of production area  and up to 1000 square meters of auxiliary facilities, is equipped  with modern machinery fit for producing men's, women's and baby's  knitwear and hosiery. The company employs more than 300 employees,  with an annual turnover exceeding 1 billion drams. The output is  marketed and sold in Armenia, Artsakh, Russia, Georgia and the United  Arab Emirates.

Karen Karapetyan appreciated the company's activities and on behalf  of the government expressed readiness to support the company's  development programs.

The Head of Government next inspected the process of reconstruction  of Rustaveli Street in Gyumri as part of the Kumayri historical  center rehabilitation program. The Prime Minister was told that  dismantling work had been carried out here at the section enclosed by  Shirakatsi and Sayat-Nova streets.

Modernization of the communication system is complete already; in  some areas the street has been provided with a concrete coating.  Sidewalk repairs are being carried out simultaneously. The  restoration design was provided by ArmProject OJSC.

Prime Minister Karapetyan also visited the Samaritaire Rehabilitation  Center, High-Voltage Electricity Network Company and the State  Medical College in Gyumri. The Premier took the opportunity to call  at the Tavros shoes factory store, where he got acquainted with the  range of products available and welcomed the initiatives aimed at  developing local production.

Summing up his visit at a follow-up news briefing, the Prime Minister  hailed the work done in the framework of the Kumayri historical  center rehabilitation program. Karen Karapetyan stated in part, "We  will complete the construction of this street in September. I think  we are building an exemplary street with new infrastructures and  utilities - water, gas, electricity, communication - and are thus  introducing a new culture of street construction."

Commenting on the tours of the aforementioned companies, the Prime  Minister said he sought to explore these areas in order to more  rationally distribute State institutions and make services more  accessible.


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