Tuesday, February 6 2018 18:55
Naira Badalian

In 2018 about $ 90 million will be invested in clean drinking water sphere in Yerevan.

In 2018 about $ 90 million will be invested in clean drinking water  sphere in Yerevan.

ArmInfo. In 2018 $ 81mln will  be invested in the sphere of use of clean drinking water in Yerevan.  In addition, it is planned to complete the program to ensure  uninterrupted water supply worth 3 billion AMD in Yerevan's Haghtanak  and Silikyan districts. Arsen Harutyunyan, chairman of the State  Water Management Committee of Armenia, told ArmInfo that the results  of the programs are expected to reduce losses in the system and  restore water supply.

According to Harutyunyan, within the framework of the $ 81 million  program, it is planned to solve the issue of water supply to a number  of communities of the country that have remained outside the coverage  of water supply system operators (today there are 560, ed.). In some  of them - in 15 communities, as the head of Water Recourses noted,  the water supply system has already been restored, and it will soon  be transferred to the management of the company "Veolia Djur".

Solving the issue with the remaining 545 communities will not be  easy. As noted by Harutyunyan, only to restore water supply in these  communities will require 250-300 million EUR. However, the issue is  not only the restoration of water supply, since, it is desirable to  meet international standards, it is also necessary to solve the issue  of water disposal. "Even if we turn to international lending  institutions with a question, they will require an integrated  solution to the problem, which means an investment of about 700  million euros. With this in mind, the government plans to ensure the  transition of all 560 communities to the management of a single  operator only in stages," said Mr. Aryutyan.

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