Karabakh plans to double population

Karabakh plans to double population

Yerkir web site, Yerevan
5 Oct 04


Since 2000, 5,300 families have moved to Nagornyy Karabakh, Anushavan
Daniyelyan, prime minister of the Nagornyy Karabakh Republic, has told
a correspondent of Armenpress news agency. He added that immigration
is an important issue as Artsakh’s [Karabakh’s] human resources do not
correspond to its natural resources.

The Karabakh prime minister said that the issue was of both
demographic, economic and strategic importance.

Immigration has intensified since 2000. Under a decision of the
Nagornyy Karabakh government, it is planned to double the number of
the population, i.e. to bring it from 150,000 to 300,000 within a
short time. The immigration programme will be implemented in all
districts [of Karabakh], and in border districts in the first
place. The programme is being financed from the budget of the Nagornyy
Karabakh government. Various organizations are also funding this
programme, Daniyelyan said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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