ArmInfo. In 2017, $ 181.7 million in AMD was invested in the sphere of transport and communications of Armenia, of which $ 70 million in the form of private investments entered electronic communications for the re-equipment and modernization of the network. The Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia Vahan Martirosyan stated this during the working meeting with RA President Serzh Sargsyan.
As reported by the press office of the RA President, the minister reported on the implementation of the instructions given by the President at the previous meeting, priority programs, etc.
The minister said that in order to regulate taxi transportations, legislative changes were implemented, aimed at ensuring equal competitive conditions for all carriers. V. Martirosyan assured that together with the toughening of licensing requirements, the quality and safety of taxi transportations will increase.
Speaking about the ongoing road construction works, the minister noted that the warranty period of 1-2 years, established under the capital repair program for budgetary funds, increased to 5 years. In the same vein, he noted that repair and construction of interstate, republican and regional roads, as well as major repairs of 5 bridges were carried out.
V. Martirosyan reported that on the Yerevan-Sevan highway there are more than a thousand road signs and metal fences of 8500 meters in length. He added that the same fences were installed on the most dangerous road sections in Saravan, Sisian and Fioletovo. "Such work will be sustained," he said. In addition, the minister recalled that in 2017 the EU approved granting Armenia a $ 5 million grant for road safety, which will significantly contribute to solving existing problems.
The minister said that registration of highways of interstate importance was carried out and a database was created that is included in the world's largest search system - the base Google map.
The RA President, giving instructions, pointed out the need to keep the construction of interstate roads in focus and the quality of the works performed.