Friday, February 16 2018 16:01
Naira Badalian

Armenian Transport Minister hopes for cooperation with French partners in the fields of road construction, transport and IT

Armenian Transport Minister hopes for cooperation with French  partners in the fields of road construction, transport and IT

ArmInfo. Minister of Transport,  Communications and Information Technologies Vahan Martirosyan  received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France  to Armenia Jonathan Lakota. The parties discussed a number of issues  related to information technology, transport and road construction.

In particular, according to the press service of the Ministry of  Transport, Vahan Martirosyan touched upon the issue of the  construction of the southern section of the "North-South Road  Corridor Investment Program". He noted that he would welcome the  participation of French road construction companies in the contest of  the road construction program, which is planned in the format of  public-private partnership.

Vahan Martirosyan also presented to the ambassador the program for  the implementation of a unified transport network in Armenia,  expressing the hope that French companies will also take part in the  contest for the selection of a single network operator.

The head of the Ministry of Transport also referred to the  possibilities of cooperation in the field of telecommunications and  cyber security, as well as the creation of a regional data center in  Armenia.  According to the minister, he will be happy to see French  IT research laboratories in Armenia.

The French ambassador, in turn, stressed that the high level of IT  industry development in Armenia was noticed in France.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed the details of the  17th summit of the Francophonie, which will be held in Armenia in  October. As the minister informed, cable television service providers  have already included the broadcasting of the French-language TV 5  channel in their programs.

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