"Oxfam" Office in Armenia and Economic Development and Research Center presented the results of the independent monitoring of the following state-funded programs: "In-home Social Services for Lonely Elderly" and "Social Services for Lonely Elderly and Disabled People in-home and in Care Centers of Armenia's Regions". Within these programs household, medical, juridical, physiological and other services were provided to around 3300 lonely senior citizens and people with disabilities.
"Oxfam" Office in Armenia and Economic Development and Research Center presented the results of the independent monitoring of "In-home Social Services for Lonely Elderly" state-funded program.
"We still wait for the European Commission to be authorized to launch official talks with out country on the issue," Garegin Melkonyan, First Deputy Minister of Armenia told ArmInfo. To find out the reasons why the date of Armenia's joining the Single European Sky has been postponed for several times, Melkonyan recommended applying to the EU.
Negotiations around new framework agreement between Armenia and EU continue, Deputy Minister of Economy Garegin Melkonyan told journalists on July 26.
Republic of Armenia and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement to stimulate and protect mutual investments. The document was signed by First Deputy Minister of Economy of Armenia Garegin Melkonyan and Deputy Minister of Finance of UAE Younis Haji Al Khoor on July 22.
Government of Armenia has rejected the Bill on Aviation Code drafted by lawmakers Hrant Bagratyan and Khachatur Kokobelyan. Head of the Chief Department of Civil Aviation Sergey Avetisyan said the Bill looks to regulate all the types of civil aviation activity, the frameworks and powers of the competent bodies, and regulations ensuring aviation service.
The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission has taken a decision to zero out the duties for the passenger electric cars being imported to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). Now the duty makes up 17%. As regards the duties for commercial electric cars weighing no more than 5 tons, they will be reduced threefold to 5%, the Eurasian Economic Commission reports. The decision does not apply to the cars with hybrid engines.
On July 13, the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) of Armenia permitted GeoProMining Gold to use radio frequencies at Sotk deposit in Gegharkunik province of Armenia.
The Gas Transportation Company of Georgia has officially informed Gazprom Armenia that the Russian gas supply to Armenia will be suspended from July 10 till August 10.
Armenian Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan is sure that temporary closure of the Georgian Military Road in the very season of export of agricultural products will definitely have negative consequences for the country's economy, he told journalists on the sidelines of the 9th session of the Consultative Committee for Entrepreneurship of the Eurasian Economic Commission. He emphasized that steps should be made to soften as much as possible this negative influence.
In the current year the trade turnover between Armenia and Russia grew by 10% and has totaled 450 mln USD, Russian Co-Chair of the Commission, Minister of Transport of Russia Maksim Sokolov stated on the 17th session of the Russian-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, held in Saint Petersburg.
Representatives of Italy's business environment have never been interested solely in trade, as trade itself has not led to prosperity in any country, Italian businessman, Director of Politaly Company Filippo Duzioni expressed this opinion today on the sidelines of "Business Perspectives, Impediments and Opportunities in Armenia" business forum.
EBRD Business Support Office Head Gevorg Poghosyan is sure that the Tax Code of Armenia has been created aimed at easing the tax environment of the country, particularly for small business. Not ruling out positive moments related to introduction of the Armenia's Tax Code Poghosyan thinks that there are also certain obstacles, which should be overcome.
On July 14, at 6 pm, Teghout CJSC will hold a meeting with public representatives interested in the project on development of the Teghout copper-molybdenum deposit. The meeting will not be private and it will be held at the Culture House of Shnogh village (Lori province).
If Armenia manages to offer more qualitative road infrastructure on more beneficial conditions Iranian businessmen will use this opportunity for entering Central Europe and Black Sea, Armenian Transport Minister Gagik Beglaryan told journalists today after the government session.
Armenian Minister of Transport and Communication Gagik Beglaryan urges the Yandex Taxi management to sign contracts with licensed drivers only.
Armenia holds negotiations with Georgia and Russia aimed at opening alternative road to Russia through territory of South Ossetia, Armenia's Minister of Transport Gagik Beglaryan stated today after the government's session.
South Caucasus Railway CJSC announces sale of the following cars on auction: Mitsubishi L200 (4 cars) and Mitsubishi Nativa (2 cars).
Geoteam CJSC (affiliate of Lydian International LLC) licensed for Amulsar gold deposit development, is sure that mining industry is quite compatible with agricultural activities. The company's representatives demonstrate in practice that it is possible to maintain soil fertility and develop small business on the territory of Amulsar project implementation.
Tickets for Russian trains can be acquired at the Yerevan railway station. The service has become possible due to the agreement between the South Caucasus Railway CJSC and the Federal Passenger Company (FPC). Under the agreement, the SCR has been connected to the Express automated management system of the Russian Railway.
Public Service Regulatory Committee has approved the electricity price for final consumers by 2.58 drams or 5.9%. According to the watchdog's decision adopted today on June 24, both the day and night prices will be reduced by 2.58 drams to 46.20drams (from 48.78drams) and 36.20drams (from 38.78drams) respectively.
Information not corresponding to the facts has been spread in mass media these days related to the bridge near the Ayrum railway station of the South Caucasus Railway CJSC. The company allegedly owns the bridge, which is in poor condition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a trilateral meeting with his Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, RIA Novosti reports.
Former Prime Minister of Armenia, oppositionist MP Hrant Bagratyan is assured that the country's economy will actively develop only if representatives of small and medium enterprises hold 88% of the market share, he expressed this opinion at the press conference on June 17.
"South Caucasus Railway" (SCR) CJSC has launched summer season of passenger transportation and Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan "Armenia" train has departed today for the first time this year.
With every year, the flow of travelers from Armenia to Greece is growing along with the number of visa requests by the citizens of Armenia. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis made such statement at an event entitled "Window to Greece" in Yerevan. The event looked to present the history and the culture of Greece to the Armenian people and to boost the bilateral tourism, the ambassador said.
Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Areg Galstyan has told ArmInfo that the event will be celebrated in December 2016. The deputy minister stresses that all official documents related to development of Armenia's power engineering stress that the nuclear power engineering will not only be maintained but will also be developed. An important project on extension of the ANPP Unit 2 lifetime is being implemented jointly with Rosatom at the expense of a Russian 270 mln USD loan and a 30 mln USD grant. The project will be completed in 2019," the deputy minister said.
On June 13, the National Assembly of Armenia approved the Government's report on fulfillment of the state budget of 2015. As many as 88 lawmakers voted for, 15 voted against the adoption of the document and 14 MPs abstained from voting.
The deadline of launch of negotiations on Armenia's joining European Common Aviation Area has been extended, Deputy Economy Minister of Armenia Garegin Melkonyan told ArmInfo's correspondent.
"South Caucasus Railway" (SCR) CJSC has launched the sale of Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan tickets. The press office of the company has told ArmInfo that the train will start running on June 15. The train will start from Yerevan at 3:30 pm.
"As of today we have a project, which received positive expert opinion from the Armenia's Ministry of Nature Protection, and we are ready to launch construction activities", Senior Manager on Sustainability at Geoteam CJSC Armen Stepanyan told journalists during the presentation of the International Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Amulsar Project, which knows no equals on the territory of Armenia.