ArmInfo. Chairman of the State Committee for Urban Development under the Government of Armenia Narek Sargsyan on October 19, during a working meeting with the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, presented works in the sphere of urban development for 2016-2017, problems, as well as initiatives aimed at their solution, as well as forthcoming plans.
According to the press service of the Armenian leader, Narek Sargsyan presented reforms in the sphere aimed at simplifying the building procedures, providing electronic permits, etc. He also noted the work towards improving the legislation. The head of the department reported on the programs of the state support for housing.
Among the investment projects, the "Old Yerevan" program launched recently and the construction of the ethnographic quarter "Noi" were singled out. The parties also touched upon the implementation of investment programs for the construction of the 33rd quarter in Yerevan, Jermuk, Tsakhkadzor, Gyumri and Dilijan.
To implement investment programs, Serzh Sargsyan instructed to conduct consistent work to simplify the procedures for granting construction permits.
In fulfillment of the order of the Prime Minister of Armenia at the beginning of this year. The State Committee for Urban Development submitted investment packages for construction in the amount of $ 230 million to the Government. As a result of the discussions, projects worth $ 105 million were recognized as realistic. As the head of the department Narek Sargsyan specified, the list of approved projects for a total of $ 105 million does not include those that already implemented. In particular, the circus building, hotel "Dvin", road construction projects. According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, for the year 2016 the volume of construction fell by 10.8% to 397.8 billion AMD. In the first half of 2017, the indicator was 111.7 billion AMD with an annual decline of 10%.