ArmInfo. In the difficult post-war period, the Ministry of Economy of Armenia set a course for the industrialization of the economy. This was stated by the Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan in an interview with Public Television.
In this context, he noted that there will be 4 large industrial parks in Armenia, which will be built within the framework of cooperation between the public and private sectors. Parks will appear in Abovyan, Gyumri, Ararat and Meghri.
The Minister explained that these will be large production areas with good infrastructure, where investors from different countries will be able to quickly launch their production. In this context, he cited the example of Iran, which, due to current restrictions, does not have the opportunity to enter the market of many countries. However, producing their products in Armenia, according to Kerobyan, the opportunities of Iranian entrepreneurs will expand.
In addition, the Minister stressed that industrial parks will open up good opportunities for European companies in terms of entering the Eurasian market. At the same time, the minister assured that due to a number of advantages, investors will be interested in these projects and will necessarily be involved in the work of industrial parks.
At the same time, he said that construction work has already begun in the city of Abovyan by the private sector. At the first stage, about 20 million US dollars will be spent. A memorandum of understanding has already been signed between the investor and the state represented by the Ministry of Economy. Soon, agreements will be signed in the free trade zone in Meghri, where the necessary work has already been carried out by the state, the remaining part, according to the minister, will be carried out by investors who will be involved in the project. With regard to Gyumri, Kerobyan noted that the creation of the so-called national park is being considered. < Dry Port>, which is an industrial park, with developed road communications, including rail. For the successful implementation of this project, a specialist from England, who has extensive experience in the successful implementation of such initiatives, was invited to Armenia.
It should be noted that a working meeting of the Russian Trade Representative in the Republic of Armenia Anna Donchenko and the Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Narek Teryan took place at the Russian Trade Mission in Armenia a few days earlier. They discussed the issues of attracting Russian enterprises to the location in the industrial park being created in Armenia, as well as in the planned logistics center < Dry Port> in Gyumri.