"South Caucasus Railway" CJSC has announced privileges for the passengers traveling by electric train in April. Thus, schoolchildren and students participating in the Armenian Genocide Centennial events will travel to Yerevan and back free of charge.
Yerevan, March 25. ArmInfo. Alexander Avanesov. "Electric Networks of Armenia" (ENA) CJSC has quitted discrimination against the consumers, Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the Armenian State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition, said at today's session of the Parliament when replying to MP Khachatur Kokobelyan's question.
South Caucasus Railway (SCR) CJSC (subsidiary of Russian Railways) is a public company and the high attention of the state administrative bodies to it is natural, Viktor Rebets, SCR CEO, told ArmInfo when commenting the Monday statement by the anti- monopoly watchdog of Armenia Artak Shaboyan who suggested a survey in the SCR's investments.
Rumors about the sale of Electric Networks of Armenia have always been circulating, Nikolay Gorelov, Spokesman for Inter RAO, has told ArmInfo when commenting on the Armenian media reports about Samvel Karapetyan's intention to buy "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC. To note, the owner of Tashir Group, Samvel Karapetyan is a large Russian businessman of Armenian origin.
Boris Kovalchuk Chairman of Inter RAO UES OJSC Board will visit Armenia shortly. According to ArmInfo's sources in Moscow, Kovalchuk will have a meeting with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan to discuss restructuring of the debts of the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC to set the company for sale.
Rostelecom Company has announced an online subscription opportunity. From now on, everyone can fill an application online and get subscribed for the Company's services. The Company's specialists verify the applicant's data through a phone call and connect him to the network within ten days after application. Online subscription saves time and funds. There is no longer need to visit Rostelecom's sales and service points to get connected to any of its services or tariff packages.
Beeline press-office reported to ArmInfo that Beeline launches "Connected+" new roaming service available for "ArmenTel" CJSC mobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers. The new service will operate in Beeline network in the territory of Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Beeline, Kyivstar and Wind operators.
From January 30 till February 4 the VivaCell-MTS Facebook official page hosted the "Best Love Confession" contest organized on the occasion of the St Sargis Day. The press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo that the participants had to leave a comment with a beautiful love confession beneath the contest announcement. According to the rules of the contest the authors of the confessions that would gather the most number of "likes" would be the winners.
The Armenian authorities and the management of Gazprom (Russia) have come to an agreement to reduce the gas price on the Armenian border from 189 to 165 USD, Zhamanak (Time) newspaper says, citing its own sources close to the Armenian Government.
Beeline Armenia and Child Development Foundation have summed up "Let's Study Together" program. The program aims to contribute to the development of social skills and creative mind of children with special needs aged 16-25 and to their social integration. Around 20 children attended a specialized center twice a week. They had a special teacher and a psychologist to explore the preferences and capabilities that will help them feel more confident in the society in the future. The program also worked with the parents of these young people. The parents received recommendations and information on how to use the capabilities of the young people.
"Mobile applications and software have changed our world. Today it is almost impossible to imagine an Internet user without his smartphone connected to the Internet. It is especially worth noting that our web and mobile application developers create competitive products, thus boosting development of the sector.
Beeline Armenia has launched the service "Incognito" that allows Beeline customers to electively hide their numbers while making an outgoing call. The new service is available to all subscribers of the prepaid and postpaid systems. Beeline press-office reports to ArmInfo that the service can be activated by dialing 0674171, through *170# USSD-command or by "170" text SMS sent to 0647. To hide the number #31* should be dialed before the number of the called customer.
On March 3, the Co-Founder of IDeA charitable foundation, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan delivered to Sergey Kalugin, President of Rostelecom, a thank you certificate for technological support of UWC Dilijan College (Dilijan, Armenia) - the first college of the UWC educational network in the post-Soviet space, the press office of Rostelecom reports.
Lydian International presented its Amulsar Project at the World's biggest mining conference, Geoteam's press release says. The Prospectors' and Developers' Association of Canada (PDAC) trade show and conference is the largest annual event in the mining industry held every year in Toronto, Canada, with around 500 companies from 100 countries presenting their mining projects, equipment and offering investment opportunities. Lydian participated in the conference for the 8th year now, presenting its Amulsar project and Armenia as an attractive investment destination.
Sudden devaluation of the Russian ruble and the deteriorating economic situation in Russia did not spark an outflow of Armenian labor migrants, Gagik Yeganyan, the head of the State Migration Service of Armenia, told ArmInfo.
The events in Ukraine reduced the flow of the passengers using Russian Railway's services, Oleg Nikitin, Deputy Director General of the Federal Passenger Company (subsidiary of Russian Railways) told ArmInfo during the 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission, which started on March 4 in Yerevan.
Fluctuation of the currency rate must not have any significant impact on railway tickets in CIS. The state came from Gennady Verkhovikh, Head of the Passenger Traffic Department at the Russian Railways OJSC, who is attending the meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission that commended in Yerevan today, on March 4.
The 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission commended in Yerevan today, on March 4. Gennady Verkhovikh, Chairman of the Commission, Head of the Passenger Traffic Department at the Russian Railways OJSC, told reporters about 20 issues are on agenda of the meeting, including such issues as the activity of the Passenger Committee for 2014, alterations and amendments to the Process of Technological exploitation of the inter-state system "Express" Automated Systems of Management etc.
ELBAT CJSC, an Armenian-German JV, one of the leading manufacturers in Western Asia producing a full range of high quality SLI lead-acid batteries, was launched in November 2010. Over four years of activity, the company has increased the output and expanded the sales geography. In his interview with ArmInfo News Agency, Gagik Mkrtchyan, Chief Commercial Officer, member of the Board of Directors of Elbat CJSC, says how the company manages to sustain competition on the domestic and foreign market given the unstable economic situation and the Armenian dram depreciation and what measures the company takes to enhance its competitiveness.
The 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on March 4-6, 2015, the South Caucasus Railway CJSC press-office told ArmInfo.
Brandy export from Armenia reduced to 18,096 mln liters in 2014 versus 18,305 mln liters in 2013, chairman of the Union of Armenian wine makers, Avag Harutyunyan, said at today's press-conference.
Armenia imported 9,2 million liters of vodka versus 8.4 million liters in 2013 overwhelmingly from Russia. This is a record-breaking indicator, says Avag Haroutiunyan, Head of the Union of Armenian Winemakers.
On February 26, 2015, the Iraqi Airways will make the first Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil flight, Ruben Grdzelyan, Spokesperson for the Chief Civil Aviation Department of Armenia, told ArmInfo. The flight is available on Thursdays and Sundays by CRJ900 Ё Boeing 737. The first flight will bring to Armenia the members of the Iraq Government and the heads of 50 travel agencies.
Armenia is negotiating with Russia to maintain the gas tariff, Robert Nazaryan, Head of the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC) said in the Parliament, on Wednesday.
ArmInfo’s interview with Advisor for Economy Minister of Armenia Arthur Ashughyan
At today's session of the Armenian Parliament, MP from the Armenian National Congress faction, ex-Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan strongly criticized the policy of the Armenian Central Bank, which made a decision on Dec 30 2014 to tighten the minimum total capital standard for commercial banks to 30 bln AMD (versus the current 5 bln AMD) starting from 1 Jan 2017. Bagratyan believes that the CB's steps hinder the SME development.
The average nominal salary in Armenia is expected to grow by 6.2% in 2015, with the growth rates slowing down to 5.0% in 2016-2017, the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) says in its monetary policy program for Q1 2015.
Russia will supply 2 billion cu m of gas to Armenia in 2015, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Iosif Isayan said in an interview with ArmInfo.
The Government of Armenia suggests reducing the profit tax from 20% to 2% for large exporters, Deputy Finance Minister Vakhtang Mirumyan said when presenting the draft amendments to the Law on Profit Tax. The National Assembly adopted the document in the first reading.
The Customs Service of Armenia reports that 2.120mln liters worth $6.3mln were imported in 2014 against 1.4mln liters worth $4.2mln in 2013. The wine is exported mostly to the CIS.
Armenian fish products are uncompetitive on the Russian market and the republic's participation in the Eurasian Economic Union does not solve this problem, Artur Atoyan, Head of the Union of Fish Breeders of Armenia, told media on Monday.