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Nikol Pashinyan inspects school and stadium repairs in Martuni and Sevan; attends opening of Drama Theater in Gavar


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During his visit to Gegharkunik Marz of Armenia, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan inspected the reconstruction of Martuni’s high school, the Sevan city stadium and attended the opening of the renovated Levon Kalantar Drama Theater in Gavar.

Nikol Pashinyan first called at the high school after T. Abramyan in Martuni where he was briefed on the work performed to this date. It was noted that since 2016, about 700 million drams have been invested in construction work under the World Bank’s Improved Education program. As a result, the school has been reconstructed and equipped with the necessary modern equipment. The high school, which will open its doors next year, will be in a position to host up to 350 students. There are currently 250 students studying here.

Nikol Pashinyan next visited the Drama Theater after L. Kalantar in Gavar, which has been under reconstruction since 2011, with 780 million drams allocated from the state budget for the implementation of the program. Nikol Pashinyan walked around the premises to get acquainted with the work done so far. The Acting Prime Minister stressed the importance of the reconstruction of the theater and expressed confidence that this would contribute to the revitalization of cultural life in Gegharkunik.

“Our government is implementing a strategically important program in the field of culture. 360 thousand students in the framework of financing from the state budget will be able to attend theaters, museums and classical concerts once a year. I consider this a crucial contribution that will not only increase the attendance of cultural centers, but also contribute to the popularization of culture,” Nikol Pashinyan pointed out. The Acting Premier said that several writers and artists will attend educational institutions and hold master classes as part of the “Your Art” program.

“We are confident that the opening of the Drama Theater after Levon Kalantar will be of great importance, and you will not be short of spectators,” Nikol Pashinyan noted, stressing that the cultural sphere is a priority for the Armenian government. He noted that the state has increased the funding for cinemas, museums and concert halls by 400 million drams, but the latter should improve the management standards and take steps to increase the influx of spectators.

At the end of his visit to the region, Nikol Pashinyan visited the city stadium of Sevan and got acquainted with the work done there. The local authorities reported that the stadium was reconstructed in collaboration with the Football Federation of Armenia. A new grandstand has been erected, the toilets were repaired, and a fence was built there. The stadium has a modern artificial pitch. It is the home ground of Sevan Juniors FC, which is likely play in Armenia’s Premier League next year.

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