Chinese companies expected to participate in international tender for
South-North highway construction

April 16, 2010 - 18:55 AMT 13:55 GMT

Armenian Minister of Transport and Communications Manuk Vardanyan met
Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Changchun .

During the meeting, the Minister gave high assessment to Armenia-China
political and economic relations, emphasizing perspectives of
collaboration in the sphere of transport.

The Ambassador, in turn, spoke about possibilities of cooperation in
telecommunications sphere.

As Manuk Vardanyan stated, there's great potential in transportation
sphere, specifically public transport and road construction. The
Minister stated that an international tender for South-North highway
construction will be announced, with Chinese companies expected to

Parties also focused on the possibility of the purchase of Chinese
buses and micro buses or the alternative of setting up car
manufacturing unit in Armenia.