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Nikol Pashinyan visits local companies, Tavush medical center in Idjevan and Dilijan


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As part of his trip to Tavush Marz of Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Idjevan wine and brandy factory on August 11. Accompanied by the company’s top executives, the Premier toured the factory to get familiar with the production process and development programs.

It was reported that the factory produces brandy, wine, vodka and canned food. The output is being exported to Russian, Chinese, Canadian and European markets. Efforts are underway to expand the geographical coverage of exports. It was also noted that the procurements are carried out from the communities adjacent to Idjevan. Last year, the plant produced 1.5 million bottles of brandy, wine and vodka, 140,000 units of canned products. Steps are being taken to implement new investments and increase the current number of 100 jobs.

The Head of Government next visited the newly-built Lastiver hotel complex in Yenokavan. The Premier got acquainted with the recreational amenities. Construction work was said to have lasted for three years with USD 2 million-worth investments.

Then the Prime Minister was hosted in the Dilijan beer factory. Nikol Pashinyan was informed that the plant started its activities a year ago with an investment of USD 5 million. The factory employs 120 people, with an average salary of 90,000 drams. It was noted that part of the output is marketed locally, and the balance is exported to Russia. The factory’s managers are going to expand the production capacity that will lead to 40-60 new jobs.

Prime Minister Pashinyan emphasized that the Government is eager to develop business activity in the country and implement extensive. As the Head of Government said, the Executive will encourage manufacturing companies to achieve further progress in order to generate new jobs and pay taxes. According to Nikol Pashinyan, from now on, everyone is free from corruption and should only think about development. At the same time, the Head of Government stressed the importance of consistent steps to increase the competitiveness of Armenian products and, in this connection, expressed confidence that it will contribute to the increase of export volumes from our country.

The Premier next called at Tavush medical center in Dilijan. He was told that it is equipped with modern equipment and there are high-quality medical services that allow citizens not to travel to Yerevan for treatment. The pricing policy is another incentive for this. It was also noted that the residents of Sevan, Idjevan, Vanadzor and other neighboring communities can benefit from the Center’s services.

The Premier attached importance to the presence of such medical institutions in the provinces, emphasizing that the healthcare sector will be in the focus of his government. At the same time, the Prime Minister prioritized the introduction of the health insurance system and the steps taken in that direction.

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