Creation of the Noyland is just a `raw’ idea

Creation of the Noyland is just a `raw’ idea
17:40 12.12.2012

Nvard Davtyan

`The program of construction of the `Noyland’
historical-archaeological and tourism center in the area next to
DalmaGardens is still too raw,’ Chairman of the Union of Architects of
Armenia Mkrtich Minasyan told reporters today. He learnt about the
project from the City Hall’s website and knows nothing about the
authors and financing.

`There have been no discussions in the Urban Development Council of
the City Hall,’ Mkrtich Minasyan said. He said the `Noyland’ is just
an idea, and there is still no money to implement it.

`It won’t be built without discussions. This is the requirement of
law, which we have been guided by up until now,’ he said.

According to the official website of the Yerevan City Hall, the
program envisages creating a thematic park that will restore the
legend of Noah’s Ark. Four buildings symbolizing the four large
religions – a Christian church, a Muslim mosque, a Buddhist temple and
a Jewish synagogue – will also be built. It is noted that the works
will start in 2012 and will continue for three years. After
accomplishment, the program will contribute to the development of
tourism and culture in Armenia.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS