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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.
On June 2, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan visited GeoProMining's gold recovery plant in Ararat. The company is the key asset of GeoProMining Group (Russia) in Armenia. It develops the gold mine in Sotk, exploits the gold recovery plant in Ararat and the copper-molybdenum combine in Agarak.
Armenia's Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan after holding consultations and discussions in the government related to fighting corruption, bribery and monopolies came to a conclusion that formally there are no monopolies in import of essential goods, he made the statement during government's session.
The final tariff of natural gas in Armenia is formed in compliance with the country's legislation, Vardan Harutyunyan, Chairman of the Board and Director General of Gazprom Armenia CJSC, said on May 31, when asked by ArmInfo how substantiated the tangible difference between the price on the border and the tariff for ultimate users is. He said that numerous factors influence the formation of the final tariff.
According to the information by Russian foreign ministry's note from May 20 UTair company was appointed as regular carrier for conducting air transportation of passengers, luggage, goods and post by the following routes: Sochi-Yerevan and Yerevan-Sochi 3 flights a week, Rostov-Na-Donu-Yerevan and the opposite- 3 flights a week, Mineralniye Vodi-Yerevan and the opposite direction-3 flights a week, Krasnodar-Yerevan and opposite direction-7 flights a week.
On May 31, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) made decision on changes in the gas tariffs. The new terms will come into force on 1 July 2016. The gas tariff for the Armenian consumers will decline by 9.3 AMD per 1 cu m. Tariffs for households consuming up to 10 thsd cu m of gas per month was reduced from 156 to 146.7 AMD per 1 cu m. The gas tariff for the subscribers consuming over 10 thsd cu m of gas reduced from 276.98 to 257.56 USD in AMD equivalent (at the AMD/USD exchange rate as of the 25th day of the previous month. The tariff includes VAT).
The largest airline companies are expected to enter Armenian market, Armenia's Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan stated during the budget hearings held at the Armenian parliament today.
Launch of the Armenian NPP Unit 2 life extension program was delayed because of late approval of the agreements by the Russian Finance Ministry, Deputy Minister of Armenia's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan stated in Armenian parliament today.
In 15-20 days, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) will officially announce the 2-2.5AMD reduction in electricity tariffs, Garegin Baghramyan, Head of the PSRC Tariff Policy Department, has told ArmInfo.
The rumors about possible creation of a dirty bomb in Armenia are greatly exaggerated and groundless, Director General of the Armenian NPP CJSC Movses Vardanyan told reporters at Atom Expo 2016 exhibition in Moscow on May 30.
On May 31, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) will approve the draft decision on changes in the gas tariffs. The gas tariff for the Armenian consumers will decline by 9.3 AMD per 1 cu m. Afterwards, the new terms will come into force on 1 July 2016, Garegin Baghramyan, Head of the Tariff Policy Department of the PSRC, has told ArmInfo.
On May 26, the Board of Directors of the South Caucasus Railway (CJSC) - subsidiary of Russian Railways OJSC - held a meeting in Yerevan. Oleg Belozyorov, President of Russian Railways, presided over the meeting.
Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) signed an agreement to work together toward the licensing, marketing and fabrication of fuel for U.S. customers operating Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), the official website of the Fuel Company of Rosatom reports.
Komatsu (Japan) mining equipment was presented at Teghout on May 23. The press office of Vallex Group has told ArmInfo that the equipment was presented in an almost manufacturing environment.
Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan received on May 21 Howard Stevenson, President and CEO of Lydian International British company, which implements the Amulsar project.
The 5th session of the Inter-Governmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which unites Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, is due to start in Yerevan.
Reduced gas price for Armenian consumer will be decided in early June at the session of the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Levon Yolyan told journalists.
US business should serve as model of successful management with no corruption elements for Armenia; US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills expressed this opinion during Armenian-US business forum which was held on May 18 in Yerevan.
Polish side has great expectations with the sector, in which "Lubawa", an Armenian-Polish joint enterprise, operates. In this context positive dynamics is expected, said Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki, Poland's Deputy Minister for Development on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Armenian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.
VivaCell-MTS announces that due to some technical issues part of the Company's subscriber's experienced Internet disruptions. Voice services have been intact, the press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide 14.6 mln EUR to Armenia for improving the streets of Gyumri city. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for International Economic Integration and Reforms Vache Gabrielyan, who is attending EBRD 25th Annual Meeting in London signed the relevant agreement with the bank.