ArmInfo. The Armenian government is considering the possibility of building three more bypass roads in the Syunik region of the republic. Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan announced this at a government session on November 25.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan recalled that 7 alternative roads are being built in Syunik region. In particular, roads are being built in the communities of Shurnukh, Vorotan, Bardzravan, Geghanush, Chakaten. "In addition, we are building a road bypassing the village of Verin Khotan so that trucks do not pass through the village," the prime minister said.
Pashinyan asked Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia Gnel Sanosyan about the progress of road construction in Syunik region. The Minister said that the Tatev- Aghvan road is completely ready. "The main part of Tatev-Aghvan is not inferior to the same M2, in some places it is even wider. The main difficulty is certain sections of the Tatev gorge. For this, the Tatev-Ltsen road is being built to bypass this section and get to Sisian along a shorter path", Sanosyan explained.
Quite active work is underway on the remaining six roads, but on behalf of the Prime Minister, as Sanosyan pointed out, the issue of building three more alternative roads is being considered. "At this stage, discussions are underway. Soon we will try to start construction on these areas," the Minister said.
Earlier, on November 18, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan assured at a government meeting that there are no isolated villages in Syunik region. In particular, according to the Minister of Territorial Development and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan, we are talking about 7 roads. One of them is an alternative to the Goris- Kapan-Tatev-Aghvani road, which, according to the minister, has been completed and commissioned. "The road is in good condition, it is planned to lay three-layer asphalt, two layers have already been laid, in the spring, if necessary, adjustments will be made and the third layer will be laid," he said. Work is underway on the remaining 6 roads. In particular, on the 3.5-4 km of the Kashuni-Bardzravan road, 9.5 km long, ground works have been completed. Another road, again in the Goris region, Tandzaven- Shurnukh, 13 km long, partly new, on the rest of the work continues. At the same time, as Sanosyan emphasized, the village of Shurnukh is connected with the main road by at least two roads, one is the current Hot-Vorotan-Shurnukh road, and the other is Hot-Bardzravan, which is being built and passable for all types of vehicles. On the Khot-Vorotan-Shurnukh road, they are completely ready, earthworks have been done, on 5 out of 10 km, the rest is being improved, he noted. Two roads, Kapan-Chakaten and Kapan-Geghanush-Chakaten, are also under construction. A few days ago, construction work began on the Geghanush-Chakaten section, which will be completed within two or three days. In parallel, the Kapan- Chakaten road will be built, which will run parallel to the existing road. Work continues on the road from Tatev to the village of Ltsen, 19.9 km long. About 6.5 m has already been built, two companies are working on different sites, design work has been completed, which speeds up the process of organizing work. Heating points for drivers will operate in winter, the minister said. The Prime Minister, in turn, explained that the idea is to build ground works in all directions leading to the villages of Syunik as soon as possible, which will be passable for all types of machines all year round. At the same time, according to him, they will be asphalted when the construction season begins. In addition, as Pashinyan noted, a bypass road will be built in the spring at the village of Khotanan so that trucks bypass the village and do not wear out the road to the village.