ArmInfo.The construction of a new vehicle customs in Gyumri will be undertaken by the "MOSCOW AREA" OJSC. Deputy Chairman of the SRC of Armenia Edward Hovhannisyan stated this on August 13 at a meeting with reporters.
"To be honest, I'm not informed who is the "promoter" of this company," Hovhannisyan noted. According to him, traditionally, contractors of such projects, taking into account its urgency, are selected without a tender – by purchasing services from one person.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that a program was launched in Armenia to open a new vehicles customs clearance center in Gyumri. The total cost of the program is 2.2 billion drams. The intentions to transfer the customs clearance point for imported cars from the customs department in Noragavit to Gyumri come from the order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in connection with an unprecedented increase in the import of motor vehicles from countries that are not members of the EAEU. It is planned to build a car customs in Gyumri on the territory of 21.5 hectares owned by the Ministry of Defense. 4.5 hectares from this territory will be allocated for the establishment of a customs and police service center. Cabinet has already allocated 966.4 million drams for the construction. During the meeting, head of SR$C David Ananyan stated that the "MOSCOW AREA" OJSC would design the construction of the station, and the monitoring of the work would be carried out by Shin Industry CJSC. David Ananyan assured that procurement of services from one person will not affect the quality and terms of the program.
Meanwhile, rumors are circulating in the media that the "MOSCOW AREA" OJSC belongs to the father of deputy of the Council of Elders of Gyumri Artak Adamyan from the "Balasanyan" faction (the faction is headed by mayor of the city Samvel Balasanyan). ArmInfo managed to find information on the presence of "MOSCOW AREA" OJSC on the website of the electronic register of legal entities, where only the date of its establishment is indicated – April 26,1995.