MINISTER OF TRANSPORT DOES NOT RULE OUT INCREASE OF TRANSPORT FARES

Noyan Tapan
March 18, 2009

YEREVAN, MARCH 18, NOYAN TAPAN. The Armenian minister of transport
and communication does not rule out the possibility of an increase
of transport fares. At the March 18 sitting of the National Assembly,
the minister Gurgen Sargsyan said in response to a question of member
of "ARF" faction Ruzan Khachatrian that such a necessity may arise
as a result of the rise in the gas tariff from April 1.

In the words of the minister, the transport fare is a competitive
condition, and for its change, transport companies must submit an
application to the ministry, with the substantiation of the proposed
change in the fare being indicated in the application. An application
can be granted as a result of examination of the substantiation.