YEREVAN'S COVERED MARKET WILL MAINTAIN EXTERIOR AFTER RENOVATION - BUSINESSMAN MP

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May 31, 2012 | 11:54

YEREVAN. - Armenian capital city Yerevan's Covered Market will preserve
its external appearance after the renovations, ruling Republican Party
of Armenia MP and businessman Samvel Aleksanyan-who owns the Market -
told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

He stated that the Market's rooftop had collapsed on its own.

"The [National] Seismic [Protection Service] gave the papers that
[show that] the [Market's] rear was not in good condition, [and] it
collapsed on its own. [But] We will restore it completely," Aleksanyan
said, and promised to preserve the building's architectural appearance.

"We will restore the [Market's] arches, too. There will be a market
there, and we are digging several floors to [also] build a parking
lot," the MP noted.

To the query as to whether building an underground parking could
affect the Market's seismic resistance, Aleksanyan responded with a no.

And to the question as to whether all this could have been informed
earlier so as not to raise uproar, Samvel Aleksanyan responded:
"Now, a commission is formed which will give its conclusion."