66 COMBINE HARVESTERS AND TRACTORS TO BE IMPORTED INTO ARMENIA FROM JAPAN AND CHINA IN MAY

Noyan Tapan
April 30, 2008

YEREVAN, APRIL 30, NOYAN TAPAN. 66 tractors and combine harvesters
of grain and corn will be imported into Armenia in May with grants
provided by the governments of Japan and China. The RA deputy minister
of agriculture Samvel Galstian said at the April 30 press conference
that the lack of such machinery in the country results in 12-17%
loss of harvests annually.

According to S. Galstian, under an agreement signed between the
RA ministry of agriculture and the Polish government, tractors of
various capacities will be brought to Armenia at a low interest rate
by leasing.

In the period of 2004 to January 1, 2008, 519 units of machinery were
imported into the country.