[06:24 pm] 30 April, 2008

Today ARF Dashnaktsutiun MP Ruzan Arakelian posed a question to the
RoA Government concerning the increase of transport fees. RoA Deputy
Premier Armen Gevorgian said the relevant bodies had been assigned
to study the matter and find solutions. "We shall inform you as soon
as we draw a final conclusion," he said.

Nonpartisan deputy Victor Dallakian wondered why Karen Demirchian's
statue hasn't been erected in Yerevan up to nowadays.

On December 27, 1999, President Robert Kocharian signed a decree on
erecting a statue to Karen Demirchian to perpetuate the latter's
memory. Nine years have passed but no work has been done. I think
that it is inadmissible from humane and moral points of view.

Minister of Education Hasmik Poghossian said that no tender has been
announced in the country in this respect. Nevertheless, the state
budget of 2009 will earmark money for the monument erection.

Victor Dallakian wondered whether the Government hasn't had time
over the past nine years to erect a statue in memory of Karen
Demirchian. This is merely condemnable.