ArmInfo.On July 24, Minister of Emergency Situations of Armenia David Tonoyan held an extended meeting with the staff of the Seismic Protection Service and the heads and staff of the SNCO, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia reported.
During the meeting, issues of updating, optimization, as well as structural changes and international cooperation of the Service were discussed. The minister stressed that the modernization and optimization of the seismic protection service will be carried out on the basis of the study of international best practices. In particular, the management system will be optimized, which will ensure maximum results with the least resource costs.
Minister Tonoyan instructed to intensify actions in the field of international cooperation, especially in the modernization of stations and network facilities and in the process of digitizing information, involving programs used in the international arena.
"The seismic protection service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia in matters of international cooperation should act as an initiator, not a passive waiting one," the Minister said.
At the end of the meeting, the minister said that Hrachya Petrosyan, who was the head of the Service, resigned because of his retirement. Emphasizing the outstanding role of Petrosyan in the process of formation of the seismic protection service, the Minister Emergency Situations of Armenia awarded him with a medal and a letter of gratitude from the Ministry of Emergencies of Armenia.