ArmInfo. The "Investors' Club of Armenia" Foundation implements two programs in the country for a total of $ 250 million, Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia Suren Karayan told in a press conference on October 18. As explained by the minister, we are talking about the construction of HPP "Shnokh" and the enterprise for processing solid waste. Details of the second project the minister refrained from voicing.
The framework agreement between the Government of Armenia, Debed-Hydro LLC and the non-public contractual investment fund "Investors Club of Armenia" on the program of construction of Shnokh HPP was approved at a meeting of the Armenian government on August 10. Shnokh HPP will provide 5 and more percent of domestic needs of the country. Within the framework of the agreement, work is planned on the design, construction, financing of the Shnokh HPP with the installed capacity of 76 MW on the rights of possession, use and disposal of property. The total cost of the project, according to the head of the Ministry of Energy Ashot Manukyan, is estimated at $ 150-160 million and is subject to adjustment. It is planned that the Government of Armenia will assist the developer to purchase a land plot for the construction of a hydroelectric power station. The developer, however, undertakes to perform construction work on this object. For at least 20 years from the date of commissioning Shnokh HPP, the Armenian government undertakes to guarantee the purchase of at least 500 million kWh of energy from CJSC "Electric Networks of Armenia" annually.
In July, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved the allocation of $ 2.28 million to the Ministry of Finance of Armenia for the construction of a new solid waste landfill for the Kotayk and Gegharkunik regions from the Eastern European Partnership energy efficiency and the environment (E5P). The landfill will be built in the city of Hrazdan, its cost is estimated at 9 million EUR. Perhaps the Investors' Club will co-finance the project from the Armenian side.
On January 25, 2017, a group of Armenian entrepreneurs living in Russia adopted a declaration on participation in business programs of the Armenian government. "Armenian Investors Club" is the first non-public contractual investment fund in Armenia registered by the Central Bank. The goal is to promote the development of such important spheres for the economy as energy, including the production of alternative energy, energy and tourism infrastructures, mining industry, food and light industry with the involvement of internal and external private financial means. The fund, managed by Fora Capital LLC, will operate with the participation of new and existing companies, investing in securities, real estate, providing financing. Earlier it was reported that in 2017 investments of the Fund "Armenian Investors Club" will amount to $ 300 million, out of the $ 850 million promised by the government of direct foreign investments.