PRESIDENT SARGSYAN TOLD ABOUT THE PACE OF CONNECTING RURAL HOUSEHOLD TO NATURAL GAS NETWORK

ARKA
Sep 1, 2011

TAVUSH PROVINCE, September 1. / ARKA /. During a visit today to
northwestern province of Tavush Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan
was told about the pace of connecting rural households to the natural
gas network. Serzh Sargsyan was accompanied by deputy prime minister
Armen Gevorgyan and agricultural minister Sergo Karapetyan.

The program is financed by a loan provided by the International Fund
for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Several communities in the region
- Achadzhur, Artsvaberd, Verin Karmir Aghbyur, Chinaris- have been
connected to the network since 2007. The cost of the project amounted
to 230 million drams.

Voskevan, Voskepar, Paganis and Kochi communities will be connected to
the network later this year. The cost of building a 32.3 km pipeline is
estimated at 535 million drams. Barekamavan and Dzhudzhevan communities
will have natural gas in 2012.