ARSHAK SADOYAN: IT IS POSSIBLE TO SOLVE SOME PROBLEMS EVEN UNDER BAD
AUTHORITIES


YEREVAN, MAY 12, NOYAN TAPAN. A NGO to protect the interests of
consumers in the telecommunication sector will soon be set
up. Chairman of the Alliance of National Democrats (AND) Party Arshak
Sadoyan said during the May 12 press conference that it is possible to
solve some problems even under bad authorities. The matter concerns a
recent decision of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission, which
approved ArmenTel's proposal to forgive the complaining subscribers
the sums to be paid for international calls made by error while using
the Internet in the period from November 2004 to April 1, 2006. The
company also expressed a willingness to register the already paid sums
as a prepayment for fixed-line phone services. According to A Sadoyan,
such bills sent to subscribers by ArmenTel total nearly 600 thousand
dollars. A. Sadoyan also stated that AND will struggle for the
independence of Armenia's energy sector. In his words, "in this
sector, no other state should have a monopoly, and all the facilities
transferred should be returned to the Armenian people."