2006 Program On Repairs and Improvement Of Technical Condition …

2006 PROGRAM ON REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENT OF TECHNICAL CONDITION OF
VOROTAN-ARPA-SEVAN TUNNEL APPROVED

YEREVAN, APRIL 20, NOYAN TAPAN. At the April 20 sitting, the Armenian
government approved the 2006 program on maintenance, improvement of
the technical condition and repairs of the Vorotan-Arpa-Sevan Tunnel
envisaged by the RA Law on the 2006 State Budget of the Republic of
Aermenia. NT was informed about it from the RA Government Information
and PR Department. The above mentioned law envisages the allocation
of 1 bln 320 mln 690 thousand drams for this purpose. Of this sum,
1 bln drams (about 2.2 mln USD) will be allocated for repair work
of Arpa-Sevan Tunnel No.2 of the Vorotan-Arpa-Sevan hydroelectric
generating station, while the remaining sum is envisaged for the
operation of this hydroelectric station and the maintenance of the
state organization “Department for Operation of Vorotan-Arpa-Sevan
Tunnels”. It was noted at the sitting that the list of work and
services for 2006 is part of the extended program on restoration and
repair work of the tunnel, for the completion of which about 11.5
bln drams is needed, as shown by preliminary estimates. Most of work
done with the funds allocated for 2006 is of preparatory character,
which will allow to restore the most destroyed fragments of the tunnel
within the next few years.

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