Frontier control point for imported foodstuffs and animals opened at
Armenian-Iranian border

October 30, 2010 - 12:27 AMT 07:27 GMT

On October 29, a frontier control point was opened at the
Armenian-Iranian border in Meghri, as part of the World Bank program
on struggle against avian influenza.

Armenian Minister of Agriculture Gerasim Alaverdyan and World Bank
Armenia Country Director Jean-Michel Happi participated in the
official opening ceremony of the control point for examination of
foodstuffs and animals imported to Armenia.

Around $844,500 were invested for the control point building
construction. The control point will have laboratories, offices of
veterinary service and control service for foodstuffs safety, as well
as storage areas. The conditions created in the building will allow
examining any foodstuffs and animals, thus, preventing import of
infected foodstuffs and animals.

From: A. Papazian