Commission Meets To Address Homeless Families Problems


June 25

An inter-agency commission set up to address the problems of homeless
families who lost their homes in the 1988 earthquake met today to
discuss a set of related questions.

The commission was set up by Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian
on June 23. The commission that comprises deputy prime minister
Armen Gevorkian, finance, urban, economy, labor and social affairs
ministers, chairmen of the Central Bank and cadastre committee,
as well as governors of Shirak and Lori provinces and Gyumri mayor,
is chaired by Prime Minister Sarkisian.

By the same decision Prime Minister Sarkisian assigned chairman of the
Central Bank to propose before September 1 suggestions on how to make
mortgage credits available for homeless families living in the area.

Urban minister and governors were told to prepare proposals on
allocating land plots for house construction.

The government press office told Armenpress that the commission
discussed today three issues- mechanisms for launching construction
of houses in Gyumri, the principle of land allocation in Gyumri and
the pace of construction of homes for homeless in Stepanavan and
Spitak towns.

The commission discussed also ways to provide 1,800 lonely senior
citrines in the disaster zone with permanent housing.