Monday, March 19 2018 12:20
Naira Badalian

Governor: In 2018, in Ararat region of Armenia it is planned to provide 20% economic growth

Governor: In 2018,  in Ararat region of Armenia it is planned to  provide 20% economic growth

ArmInfo. Through the use of  intensive farming methods, creating jobs and reducing poverty in  2018, 20% economic growth is expected in the Ararat region of  Armenia. The head of the regional administration Aramais Grigoryan  told Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan about this.

The head of the Armenian government visited the city of Vedi to get  acquainted with the results of the activities carried out in  individual spheres within the framework of the programs for the  development of the region and communities in 2017 and tasks for 2018.

As the press service of the Armenian government reports, presenting  the main macroeconomic indicators of the region for 2017, as well as  the tasks for the current year, the governor reported that in 2017,  the communal budget received 442.4 million drams compared to 2016  more - 6 billion 907 million drams. The actual collection of own  revenues rose to 2 billion 365.7 million, instead of the envisaged 2  billion 227.7 million drams, per capita the figure reached 9155 drams  against 7069 drams in the previous year. Karen Karapetyan considered  it necessary to increase the indicator of community incomes per  capita, noting that the government plans to increase the figure to  11,350 drams in the country.

According to the governor, in 2017 550 million drams were allocated  from the state treasury for the decision of primary tasks. Based on  the granted 500 permits for construction in the past year in 2017, a  10% growth is expected in the sphere. 4.1 billion drams were  allocated for repair, maintenance of safety and operation of roads in  the region, of which 3.1 billion drams for the reconstruction of  eight trestles of the North-South transport corridor. In 2018, the  budget of road construction works will be 2.1 billion drams.  In the  water supply sector, Veolia Jur commissioned works worth 300 million  drams. The prime minister instructed this year to solve the problems  of the villagers connected with irrigation as much as possible. As  for the agricultural sector, today there are 49,116 farms in the  oblast, greenhouse farms with an area of 305 hectares, and sown areas  totaled 18,507 hectares. It was also reported that of the 260  landfills in the region today there are 43, and it is planned to  bring up to 3-4.  Over the past year, the volume of investments in  the region amounted to 32.1 billion drams, 3 thousand new jobs were  created. In 2018, the expected level of investment will be 42 billion  drams.

Summing up the above mentioned, Aramais Grigoryan reported that in  order to achieve the planned goal of ensuring 20% economic growth  this year, the emphasis will be on developing the industrial sector  by promoting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and  intensive agriculture.

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