ArmInfo.In 2020, 580 subvention programs worth 26.2 billion drams were implemented in Armenia, Minister of Territorial Administration of the country Suren Papikyan said at a government meeting. He informed the head and members of the government that from this amount the share of state budget accounted for 14.3 billion drams.
In general, in 2018-2020 1192 subsidy programs were implemented in the amount of 47.5 billion drams, of which 25.5 billion drams from the state budget, 21.5 billion drams with community co-financing, 500 million drams with the involvement of investors. Out of 1192 to 368 programs, 270 km of intra-community streets, 134 drainage systems, 78 irrigation systems, 161 street lighting systems and other programs were improved.
For 2021, applications have been received for 800 projects for subvention financing, which are under consideration. The Minister assessed the implementation of the programs as effective, stressing that state co-financing allows controlling the costs and quality of construction.
He also informed that in the field of road construction, 350 km of roads were repaired in 2019, and about 400 km in 2020. Also, 150 km of intra-community roads were repaired through subvention programs. According to him, several sources of funding are involved in the implementation of the programs - from the state budget to grants and loans.
Now work continues on such important sections of roads of republican importance as Vanadzor- Bagratashen. He noted that as soon as the weather conditions improve, construction of the 42-50 km section of the Talin-Lanjik-Gyumri road will begin within the framework of the North-South road project.