CONTRACT BETWEEN ARMENIAN NATIONAL COMPETITIVE ABILITY COUNCIL AND GARAVENTA DOPPELMAYR SWISS COMPANY ON CONSTRUCTION OF ROPEWAY TO TATEV MONASTERY
Arminfo. Armenian National Competitive Ability Council and Garaventa
Doppelmayr Swiss company have signed a contract on construction of
the ropeway to Tatev monastery at 6,8 mln EUR.
The contract was signed in Yerevan. Construction of the ropeway
is one of the components of the three-year programme "Rebirth and
reconstruction of Tatev" started in February 2009. Construction of the
ropeway 5,7 km long will be finished over a year. The fund of Ruben
and Veronika Vardanyan’s Friends, which created the Tatev Foundation,
as well as ARGA fund, will finance the programme.
Foundation,ARGA. CJSC ‘Ameriabank’ will also take part in the programme
as a serving bank and financial consultant.
As vice-president of Garaventa Doppelmayr company Peter Bauman
said, the length of the ropeway is one of the difficulties of its
construction, but in general there is no doubt the programme will be
fulfilled. ‘We are going to offer Armenia modern ropeway which meets
all international standards as comfortable and safe’, – he said.
As Armenian Economy Minister Nerses Yeritsyan said, the project is
one of the most successful samples of cooperation of the government
and private sector. ‘This project may turn the Tatev monastery into
the site of tourism according to our programmes’, – the minister said.