STRENGTH OF SYUNIK REGION TO CONTRIBUTE ALSO TO STRENGTH OF ARTSAKH

PanARMENIAN.Net
October 15, 2010 - 20:00 AMT 15:00 GMT

During a meeting, Syunik region's administration briefed Armenian
President Serzh Sargsyan on social and economic situation in the
region as of October 1.

"We presented all problems of the region to the President. Besides,
major part of them will be discussed during a meeting with Armenian
Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan. I should note
that construction of new houses solves not only dwelling problems,
but also reduces unemployment. The stronger Syunik is, the stronger
Karabakh will be," head of Syunik region's administration Sourik
Khachatryan told journalists after the meeting.

According to Khachatryan, gasification, creation of new jobs, problems
of roads and potable water are among basic problems of Syunik.

"The unemployment rate is 1.9 times higher compared to the general
figure in Armenia. As for gasification, there is Iran-Armenia gas
pipeline and, as per instruction of the Minister of Energy, Meghri and
Agarak will be gasified soon. AMD 720mln will be allocated to Syunik
region in addition to the funds envisaged under the 2011 budget,"
said Khachatryan, adding that hydropower plant construction on Arax
and development of a new deposit will solve the unemployment problem,
a PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent reported from Syunik.




From: A. Papazian