ArmInfo. Yerevan Municipality and Metrogiprotrans company, which is engaged in metro projects in the Russian Federation and post-Soviet countries, have signed an agreement. The signing ceremony of the agreement took place on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
" I was present in St. Petersburg at the signing of an agreement between the Yerevan Municipality and the Metrogiprotrans company which is engaged in metro projects in Russia and the post-Soviet countries, The agreement provides for the design of the Ajapnyak Metro (subway) station. We are implementing our large programs step by step, to create a prosperous and comfortable environment in the capital," former Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan wrote on his Facebook page.
As ArmInfo previously reported, 554 million drams were allocated for the design work on the construction of the new Ajapnyak Metro (subway) station. At the end of November 2021, it was reported that the Metrogiprotrans leading Russian company won the tender announced by the Yerevan Municipality for the design of the Ajapnyak Metro station in the administrative district of the Armenian capital of the same name. The preliminary version of the project, as former mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan said, involves the construction of a bridge across the Hrazdan (river - ed. note) only for the subway, "Metrogiprotrans" also proposes to build a second "floor" - for cars and pedestrians. It was stated that the construction of an underground metro station was preferable, as it is much more convenient for people using the subway and allows the development of various infrastructures. Chairman of the board of directors of "Metrogiprotrans" Valery Abramson proposed to the Armenian government also a project for the development of the subway worth $500 million. "The Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) is ready to support the program on favorable terms. With these funds, we will be able to modernize the infrastructure of the old subway, as well as plan those sections of the city towards which the stations can be expanded," Abramson said. Earlier it was reported that if the loan agreement with ESCAR is approved, construction work will last about 1.5 years. According to the plan of the city authorities, the path to the new metro station with a length of 525 meters must pass through a tunnel, the construction of which began in Soviet times and remained unfinished. At that time, the Ajapnyak station was left unfinished, and its continuation from the Davitashen district on the northwestern outskirts of the city is in the project.