ArmInfo. During 2022, the demand for privatized state property increased significantly. This was announced to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the State Property Management Committee on February 7 during the presentation of a report on the activities of the department for 2022.
In particular, as officials noted, last year of state-owned property worth 20 billion 700 million drams were sold. Private investors undertook to implement investment projects worth 84 billion drams within a clear timeframe. Currently, 25 real estates are subject to privatization, this number may increase during the year.
It was reported that 11 billion drams were collected and paid to the state budget for leased state property in 2022, which is 200% more than in 2021. Measures were also taken to place state departments in state- owned premises, which promises savings of more than 300 million drams to the budget in the coming years.
The Committee also spoke about the systemic reforms being carried out in the industry. In particular, a new system for monitoring and evaluating the financial and economic condition of commercial organizations with state participation has been introduced, the process of leasing premises for state needs has been regulated, control over the efficiency of the use of state property has been carried out, a simplified procedure for the transfer of movable property between state bodies has been introduced, a sports and concert complex reorganized into a CJSC, amendments were made to the Land Code. Reforms were also carried out in the areas of gratuitous use of state property, control over the fulfillment of investment obligations, and leasing state property.
Summing up, Prime Minister Pashinyan instructed to develop a separate platform, which will provide complete information on all state-owned property subject to privatization. Nikol Pashinyan stressed the use of such regulations and mechanisms that will ensure the full fulfillment of all obligations assumed by investors who have acquired state property, in accordance with the established schedule. <We need to be flexible in this area. Particular attention should be paid to capital investments and the content of the project in the process of privatization. Our long-term goal is for the privatized enterprise to work, pay taxes and develop>, the Prime Minister said.