ArmInfo. RA Minister of High-Tech Industry (HTI) Hayk Chobanyan, Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian and Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan visited "Engineering City" today.
Hayk Chobanyan pointed out the important role of "Engineering City" as a forge of engineering thought in Armenia.
"Our response to Azerbaijan must be an industrial Armenia. Over the next ten years, we must restore the prospect of turning Armenia into a former industrial country," he said.
RA Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian offered support to "Engineering City" from his department in solving problems related to international cooperation. He noted that a number of French and other companies have already shown interest in the program.
In turn, Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan noted that a project for the construction of an industrial park has been developed. The Minister proposed to discuss the scope of possible cooperation between the "Engineering City" and "Industrial Park".
The ministers, appreciating the possibility of creating favorable preconditions for the development of engineering and science in Armenia, expressed their readiness to unite efforts in the implementation of the most important program for the country.
The Chairman of the Board of the "Engineering Association " Aram Salatian noted that construction work in "Engineering City" will begin by seven resident companies in June-July. According to him, the program is quite successful in terms of knowledge, but there is still work to be done in terms of production. The main goal of the Engineering City project is to make Armenia an exporter of high-tech engineering products and services to world markets, as well as a regional center for innovative high-tech engineering solutions.