MAYOR’S OFFICE ANTICIPATES GOVERNMENT’S ASSISTANCE FOR TAKING ANTILANDSLIDE MEASURES IN DILIJAN
Aug 06 2007
YEREVAN, AUGUST 6, NOYAN TAPAN. 512 mln drams (1.5 mln USD) has been
allocated from the RA state budget for solution of road construction,
educational and health care problems of the city of Dilijan in
2007. The deputy mayor of Dilijan Armen Makarian said at the August
6 press conference that the mayor’s office has allocated 1.2 bln
drams from its own revenues with the aim of overcoming the problems
in these and other sectors.
According to him, the whole city is being developed with these funds:
streets are being laid with asphalt and provided with breats-walls. It
was mentioned that the construction sector of the city has great
demand for specialists with higher and high special education.
He noted the landslides in the city’s central part in recent years
as the number one problem, against which the city authorities cannot
fight efficiently because of lack of the needed money. "The water
sewerage system which was built in the 1970s has become unuseful,"
the deputy mayor said, expressing a hope that in case of allocation
of the necessary sum from the 2008 state budget, it will be possible
to complete the antilandslide measures in a short period.