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Nikol Pashinyan visits Meghri Free Economic Zone


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As part of his visit to Syunik Marz of Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called at the Free Economic Zone of Meghri. The Prime Minister toured the site to get acquainted with the infrastructures and the planned works.

It was noted that the minimal necessary infrastructures and preconditions for the launch of the FEZ were created at the first stage. Several foreign companies were said to have already applied for the Zone. It was also noted that the FEZ needs expanding and relevant discussions are underway to that effect. It is expected that given its geo-location, commercial and logistical capabilities, the free economic zone on the border with Iran can become a bridge between Iran, EAEU and EU countries.

Nikol Pashinyan next visited the Meghri customs checkpoint in Syunik regional customs office. The responsible officers briefed the Premier on the ongoing activities and services. The customs office was said operating round-the-clock, with the passage of citizens and businesses arranged within a short period of time.

The Prime Minister noticed several problems on the spot and ordered those responsible to address them within a short timeframe. Nikol Pashinyan talked to the citizens awaiting clearance of goods at the customs house. They expressed satisfaction with the quality of services and noted that the clearance time had been reduced considerably.

Nikol Pashinyan instructed the local authorities to squeeze the timeframes required for passenger and cargo transportations, and improve the quality of services.

The Prime Minister next visited the medical center in Meghri to get acquainted with the conditions and services provided there.

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