Armenia: new village to be built

The Cabinet has approved the action plan on building a new village for the reconstruction of the unfinished Kaps Reservoir in Shirak Province. The village will be provided for the resettlement of residents whose homes are situated in areas, which will be part of the reservoir. The Kaps Reservoir is located in the Akhuryan floodplain…

Armenia: economic activity down in April 2020

Economic activity in Armenia shrank by 17.2% YoY in April, data from the National Statistical Service revealed. Economic activity has contracted as a result of a lockdown imposed in mid-March in a bid to curb the Covid-19 outbreak. Though the state of emergency has been extended, most restrictions have been removed. In the reporting period,…

Armenia: construction of third power transmission line with Iran to be completed in 2020

The construction works of the third Armenia-Iran power transmission line are expected to be completed in 2020, minister of territorial administration and infrastructures Suren Papikyan, who also serves as the chairman of the Armenia-Iran joint inter-governmental commission, said during a Q&A session in the Parliament. Touching upon the ongoing projects between Armenia and Iran, the…

Armenia: economic activity down in March 2020

Economic activity in Armenia shrank by 4.9% YoY in March, data from the National Statistical Service revealed. Economic activity in the country has contracted as a result of a lockdown imposed in mid-March in a bid to curb the Covid-19 outbreak. In the reporting period, construction and trade declined by 26.2% and by 9.9%, respectively,…

Armenia: foreign debt increase unavoidable

Armenia is still among countries having a low burden of foreign debt, but in the current coronavirus-related conditions an increase of the debt is unavoidable, Finance Minister Atom Janjughazyan has said while commenting on the bill to amend the budget. “The proposed scenario implies a 324-billion dram deficit. To fund this deficit we are considering…

Ukraine: cooperation with Armenia to be enhanced

Ukraine and Armenia are stepping up dialogue to strengthen cooperation in various fields. Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Yulia Sokolovska discussed this issue with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Ukraine Tigran Seyranyan, the Ministry of Social Policy reported. “The parties agreed that Kyiv and Yerevan should strengthen cooperation in…

Armenia: economic activity index up in 2019

The economic activity index of Armenia grew by 7,8% in 2019 compared to the previous year, the Statistics Committee said in a report. During the reporting period the volume of industrial output grew by 9%, the gross agricultural production dropped by 4.2%, construction increased by 4,6% and trade turnover by 8.9%. Volume of services grew…