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Government to allocate AMD 25 million to compensate Tavush region residents that have suffered from shelling


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A Cabinet meeting was held today, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Taking into account the recent escalation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the need to compensate for the shelling-caused damage to border community residents in the Tavush region of Armenia, the Government decided to allocate AMD 25 million to the regional administration. The reference note says that at least 150 million drams will be required to compensate for the property damage caused to the residents of border communities in the Tavush region of Armenia due to the shelling that began on July 12, 25 million of which are proposed to be allocated urgently. A task force to take stock of damage has been set up, which is working in border settlements. The program features local construction opportunities, including citizens who have not gone to work abroad. Part of the funds will be provided in the form of a prepayment to start work as soon as possible.

Touching upon the decision, Nikol Pashinyan noted: “At this stage, we just intend to allocate funds very quickly so that work could begin for further larger-scale efforts. I would like to inform our society that during the previous meeting we discussed this issue behind closed doors. Without going into the details of the content of that discussion, I will simply note that we have come to the conclusion that conceptual policy changes need to be made with regard to border villages. In general, these villages are still under direct fire and, therefore, reconstruction work was implemented with a slightly different logic. We must change the logic, and the border villages must not only be simply restored, but we must also have a clear policy, a clear strategy for the development of these villages and settlements.

The Government made a decision “On the nomination of a candidate for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court.” According to the decision, Vahram Avetisyan was nominated for the position of judge of the Constitutional Court. Vahram Avetisyan is a Doctor of Law, professor.

The Government decided to approve the investment and social program and alienate the plot of land of Nobby LLC through direct sale. The program provides for the relocation of the residents of the emergency building located at 8a Arzumanyan to the apartment complex under construction at 8/1 Arzumanyan, owned by Nobby LLC. The company undertakes to allocate 2,200 square meters of residential area from the building under construction for the relocation of residents of the emergency building.

Touching upon the decision, Nikol Pashinyan noted that the government is thereby trying to introduce a mechanism for solving the problem of housing for residents of emergency houses. “If this project is successful, it will mean that we have triggered the process and have an idea of how this issue can be resolved. We discussed it for a long time, the problem is that there should also be an interest on the part of investors. I am pleased to state that we have the first practical and concrete interest,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

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