RA Ministry Of Labor And Social Issues To Implement 46 Budget Progra

RA MINISTRY OF LABOR AND SOCIAL ISSUES TO IMPLEMENT 46 BUDGET PROGRAMS OF 41.6BN DRAMS IN 2008

Noyan Tapan

Ma y 20, 2008

YEREVAN, MAY 20, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA Ministry of Labor and Social
Issues is working out a document under the title Strategy of Stable
Development of Labor Social Protection Sphere. As Aghvan Vardanian,
the RA Minister of Labor and Social Issues, said at the May 20 press
conference, that document in an all-embracing way will present the
state policy carried on in the sphere. He said that sphere working
groups have been created. The document will be submitted for public
discussions at the end of the year.

According to the Minister, it is no secret that Armenia has serious
demographic problems. Therefore, according to him, planned policy
need to be implemented. A state conception of demographic policy has
been worked out for that purpose. It will be adopted this year.

It was also mentioned that 41.6bn drams (nearly 135m USD) has been
allocated to the Ministry from the 2008 state budget for implementation
of 46 concrete programs.

A. Vardanian also considered introduction of the institution of social
partnership, state-trade union-employer, in Armenia as one of the
most important problems of the Ministry.

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