NEW ALEPPO DISTRICT IN ARMENIA TO HOUSE ABOUT 500 SYRIAN ARMENIAN FAMILIES

13:25 31/08/2013 " SOCIETY

The allocation of plots of land in the city of Ashtarak of Armenia's
Aragatsotn province for the construction of New Aleppo district for
Syrian Armenians is over, Firdus Zakaryan, Armenian Diaspora Ministry
Chief of Staff, told Panorama.am in an interview.

Currently, the works are underway to test the ground's solidity,
Zakaryan said.

"The foundation laying ceremony will probably take place in October
or November," said the official, adding that the district is intended
to house about 500 families.

Mr Zakaryan noted that many people have expressed readiness to support
the project on charity bases.

"Also, we have applied to international organizations and many of
them gave a positive response," he said.

The construction project has already an investor, the Diaspora Ministry
official said, adding that Grand Tobacco Company has transferred USD
100,000 to the project's bank account.

"I am convinced that dozens of families will give house-warming
parties there next autumn," Zakaryan said.

Source: Panorama.am