10:05 | June 1, 2018
On May 25, Masis Mayor Davit Hambardzumyan signed an 850,000-dram contract with Vardan Ghukasyan, the father of his assistant, to provide balloons, toys and ribbons for a June 1 celebration marking International Children’s Day in the town’s park.
10:43 | May 26, 2018
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a €2.120 million contract with Agence Publics, an ESL&Network company, on April 14 to provide advice regarding the design and implementation of events surrounding 2018 La Francophonie Summit, to be held in Armenia this October, and organizing a concert to mark the 2,800th anniversary of Yerevan.
15:24 | May 18, 2018
Metzamor Medical Center Director Mikayel Vanyan told Hetq that people started arriving yesterday evening at six with various complaints. By 8:30pm, 58 patients with food poisoning had been admitted.
16:02 | May 17, 2018
Etchmiadzin Water Users Association (WUA) Director Vladik Hovsepyan resigned on May 15 after employees protested outside the WUA for two days straight, demanding their back wages.
12:14 | May 10, 2018
Nearly 50 employees of Etchmiadzin Water Users Association gathered in front of Etchmiadzin precinct today to demand their wages. Employees claimed that they hadn’t been paid for months, some of them - even for two years.
19:30 | May 8, 2018
While the spokesperson for the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has declared that it will become the “official opposition” to any government formed by newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, some RPA mayors in Armavir Province have balked at the idea, and a few have resigned from the party.
19:51 | May 3, 2018
“Sadly, there are still misconceptions and stereotypes regarding about the role that reporters play that make their work more difficult and not as productive as possible. Thus, it’s vital to uproot those public perceptions, with the presumption always being in favor of the reporter’s legal and respectful work,” Tatoyan says.
09:33 | May 2, 2018
Teachers and students walked out of classes today in Etchmiadzin to protest yesterday’s National Assembly vote to reject Nikol Pashinyan’s bid to become the country’s next prime minister
01:13 | April 24, 2018
A large crowd of people had gathered outside the Etchmiadzin Hospital after spotting a number of parked cars belonging to Manvel Grigoryan, a former Armenian Army general and currently a Republican Party of Armenia MP.
20:04 | April 18, 2018
After debating via the internet whether marching through the street of their hometown was prudent, given that former General Manvel Grigoryan (a ruling Republican Party of Armenia MP) runs the area like his private fiefdom, students took to streets to voice their opposition to yesterday’s election of Serzh Sargsyan as Armenia’s new prime minister.
15:29 | April 18, 2018
Rubik Vagharshakyan, one of the villagers, participated in the 1990s Artsakh War. He says that today's authorities are comfortably sitting in their chairs at the expense of people like himself.
11:10 | April 13, 2018
While Tamrazyan declared a mere AMD 7.093 million (US$14,700) in income, all in the form of wages, his cash holdings amounted to a whopping AMD 403.2 million, US$750,000, and €800,000.
19:41 | March 16, 2018
The number of children has dropped so much that a part of the kindergarten building has been allocated by the city authorities to the State Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre.
16:24 | February 20, 2018
The companies are to assess trash removal fees and monitor the payment of such fees for residents living in Yerevan’s Kentron, Arabkir, Nor Nork, Shengavit, Erebouni, Malatia-Sebastia, and Ajapnyak districts.
16:55 | February 15, 2018
Deputy Chairman of the State Water Management Committee Volodya Narimanyan says that there are some 80 reservoirs in Armenia, with a total volume of 1.2 billion cubic meters. Eleven of them are relatively larger. As of February 13, eleven reservoirs are filled only with 229.97 million cubic meters of water - 30% of their total capacity.
17:00 | February 2, 2018
The high school in the community of Parakar, just outside the Yerevan city limits, was in no shape to receive a wave of new students after the government decided to consolidate schools in the area.
09:41 | January 22, 2018
During the discussion of the 2018 draft state budget in the Armenia’s National Assembly, the government has submitted a reference on the maximum number of official cars of state agencies. According to this reference, their number is going to be reduced by 41 in 2018, compared to the previous year, becoming 874 instead of 915.
00:04 | January 15, 2018
Almost half of Armenia’s schools are in need of major renovation, this despite the fact that the government has sunk some AMD 42.450 billion (US$87.871million) in school construction/renovation projects in the past several years.
10:36 | January 9, 2018
The Armavir Administrative Court is set to hear the murder case of Manouk Simonyan, an advisor to the Armavir provincial governor, who was allegedly axed to death by his wife on July 22, 2017 while sleeping in his house.
16:33 | December 27, 2017
Armavir Provincial Governor Ashot Ghahramanyan told Hetq that small private homes will be built near the border with Turkey “so that our compatriots from overseas can sip their morning coffee while gazing up at Mt. Ararat.”
22:04 | December 22, 2017
In the bidding for the contract, Tomeryan faced competition for only two items. Even then, it’s crystal clear that the competition, Vahagn Khachatryan, was more for show than anything else.
19:20 | December 8, 2017
Hakob Hakaobyan, a member of the Armenian National Assembly, has been roundly castigated for saying that inflation in Armenia would not affect the poor because they were in no position to purchase those goods anyway.
16:48 | December 8, 2017
The cost of manning a security checkpoint outside the mayor’s office is 6.4 million drams. Manning three additional checkpoints throughout the building will cost 30.1 million drams.
10:54 | November 28, 2017
Armenia’s Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies Vahan Martirosyan, appointed more than a year ago, wants to build a hotel in Tsaghkadzor, a popular resort town in Kotayk Province.
14:25 | November 20, 2017
Most parents of schoolchildren in Jrarbi, a village in Armenia’s Armavir Province, today gathered in front of the school, protesting conditions inside, and demanding the government pay attention to the issue.
11:57 | October 18, 2017
Davit Sukiasyan, Chief of Staff of Armenia’s Special Investigation Service (SIS), has so much wealth at his disposal that it would suffice to manage several state institutions - pay salaries, maintain the buildings, and so on.
11:02 | October 5, 2017
Shenavan Mayor Artur Mkrtchyan says that a photo appearing in Facebook the other day holding two dead endangered griffon vultures not only dates to 2007, but that he found the large birds on the side of the road.
09:19 | October 2, 2017
Arsen Afrikyan, Chief Warden of Armenia’s Abovyan Penitentiary, known colloquially as the “women’s prison”, has whopping cash assets of $125,000, 15,000 Euros and 45 million AMD ($94,000).
11:07 | September 22, 2017
It’s the first time since the amendment to the Law on Public Services that the employees of penitentiary institutions submit their financial disclosures. We hereby present information about the disclosures of penitentiary institution chiefs’ property and revenues as of July 1, 2017
13:15 | September 18, 2017
Next to a recently constructed building in the Akhouryan community in Armenia’s Shirak Province, stands a rusting container hut (domik) in which Hovhannes Tigranyan, his wife Amalya, and their 3-year-old granddaughter live.
17:19 | September 11, 2017
Even though thousands visit the lake every year, in summer and increasingly now in the winter as well, the 20,000 or so residents of the town have seen little of the tourist money trickle down to them.
16:55 | September 8, 2017
School Principal Argam Tamrazyan says they also want to reach out to benefactors so that they can set- up a small greenhouse in the school yard. This way, he says, the pupils can have fresh vegetables to eat in the winter.
16:53 | August 16, 2017
Children rush out from courtyards large and small to see what’s going on. Within a few minutes the streets are full of noise and commotion, the complete opposite of the silence that previously reigned.
17:23 | August 12, 2017
While the government claimed the study results had been published, offering the following link as proof, nothing appeared on the screen when checked by Hetq. All that appears is – Page Not Found.
13:48 | June 12, 2017
For some time now, employees at the Metzamor Medical Center in Armenia’s Armavir Province have been allocating a part of their wages to pay the electric bills incurred by the hospital.
18:22 | June 7, 2017
In a rambling speech, his first as a member of the Armenian parliament, ARF member Andranik Karapetyan, representing Armavir, went off topic and began to lecture on Armenian identity and values instead of a bill seeking to create a committee to prevent corruption.
14:51 | April 18, 2017
Armenia’s Police signed a 207 million AMD (US$426,000) contract with Hay Post to send out notices to voters before the April 2 parliamentary election informing them of date, time and place.
15:21 | March 30, 2017
He has personally financed the renovation of several provincial and community roads. Movsisyan has work crews out filling potholes in the roads leading to the communities of Aghavnatoun and Doghs.
12:22 | March 1, 2017
By a vote of 62 to 18, Armenia’s National Assembly today ratified a 44 million Euro loan project with the Asian Development Bank that will improve and rehabilitate the M6 Highway between Vanadzor and Bagratashen.
14:08 | February 28, 2017
Armenia’s First Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and IT Artur Arakelyan went before the parliament today to get approval for a 44 million Euro loan agreement, signed on November 9, 2016 with the Asian Development Bank, to rehabilitate and upgrade the M6 Vanadzor-Bagratashen highway.
13:23 | February 16, 2017
Armineh Arakelian, a founder of the Human Rights and Democracy Institute NGO, says that shots rang out yesterday as she entered the yard to her house in the Moughni neighborhood of Ashtarak.
18:26 | February 8, 2017
Zurabyan reminded those present that years ago, Poghosyan purchased Chinese cars for the Compulsory Enforcement Service (CES) via a company he owned. And now, Zurabyan pointed out, we have the Panama Papers.
14:17 | February 6, 2017
By a vote of 56 to 39, Armenia’s National Assembly declined to debate a bill introduced by MP Nikol Pashinyan that would have created an ad-hoc committee to look into the sources of income and property disclosed by top government officials and their relatives.
13:42 | February 6, 2017
At today’s first spring parliamentary session, MP Zarouhie Postanjyan proposed that Armenia’s National Assembly invite Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP in the Turkish parliament, so that he could address the parliament.
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