Int’l Seminar on Restoration of Archit & Natural Heritage in Yerevan

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR DEVOTED TO RESTORATION OF ARCHITECTURAL AND
NATURAL HERITAGE HELD IN YEREVAN

YEREVAN, October 20 (Noyan Tapan). The regular two-day international
seminar started in Yerevan on October 19. The seminar is held within
the framework of the “Restoration of Architectural and Cultural
Heritage in the Urban Development Policy” program implemented in
Armenia since 2003 with the support of the Council of Europe. The
purpose of the seminar is to become acquainted with the European
experience and specify the process of the pilot programs implemented
in the towns of Ashtarak, Goris and Gyumri. Foreign specialists
presented the experience of the political management and town-planning
restoration of the historical towns of Masstricht (the Netherlands)
and Vien (France). According to RA Deputy Minister of Urban
Development Ruzanna Alaverdian, the stable growth is observed in the
sphere of urban development of Armenia, and the preservation of the
structures presenting the architectural and cultural heritage is the
primary task. The program, which is implemented with the support of
the Council of Europe, is of a consulting nature: it is expected that
taking into account the peculiarities of the Armenians towns the pilot
programs of their development will be worked out with the involvement
of the private capital.

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