Saturday, 22 September

Lottery to Assist Artsakh Resettlement: Winners to Receive Local Rugs and Apartments



Artsakh Deputy Prime Minister Artour Aghabegyan says his government is taking a fresh and more realistic approach to the issue of resettlement of the country.

For one thing, population and other demographic statistics are being compiled for Artsakh communities and resources will be targeted to those with at least 200 inhabitants.

Aghabegyan says the government wants to increase the population of some Kashatagh, Hadrout and Shahoumyan communities of these to 1,000 by 2017 and will spur such growth by ensuring that the target communities will be supplied with water.

To finance such projects, the government says it will launch a lottery, in which 40% of the proceeds will go to funding and 40% will go to paying lottery winners.

But the winnings will not be in the form of cash but rather lucky winners will be awarded local weaved rugs and apartments.

Lottery tickets will go on sale to the public as of May 9, 2014 and the winners will be decided on December 28.

Some 300,000 tickets have already been put into circulation and 220,000 have been sold; mostly to government agencies and employees of large businesses.

The plan is to sell one million tickets next year.

Aghabegyan says the 2,000 lottery tickets will offer buyers a way to directly participate in the development of Artsakh.

He says that short-term lottery games will also be launched specifically to finance local resettlement projects.

Aghabegyan estimates that in this way a few million dollars can be allocated to resettlement.


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Comments (7)
1. mahmouzian17:59 - 29 July, 2013
40 for this 40 for that what about the 20per cent left over ?.that a big amount to manage maybe 1 million.
2. Hetq08:52 - 30 July, 2013
The remaining 20% is to go towards administrative and organizational costs. The day of the lottery drawing, children will be putting on shows in Stepanakert and surrounding communities.
3. Hayk20:57 - 30 July, 2013
So does anyone know how can we participate in the lottery? Where can we buy tickets from and how much are they? Do we have to be living in Armenia, or the diaspora can participate as well?
4. Hetq14:20 - 31 July, 2013
The 2,000 Dram tickets are to be sold at Hay Mamoul newspaper kiosks in Yerevan.
5. mahmouzian11:08 - 1 August, 2013
again tell me .i did not know children putting a show will be so expensive.if you raise couple million dollars 400000dollars to present a show of children.fishi fishi again.about some volonteer work and keep most of it for develop ment.
6. Վարազ Սյունի (Ամստերդամ)18:36 - 3 August, 2013
Միտքը լավ է, իսկ 40/40/20%-ը՝ ընդունելի: Ես նույնիսկ կառաջարկեի 60%(վերաբնակեցում)/20%( շահումներ)/20% (ադմին.ծախսեր) բաժանումը: Լավ կլիներ այդ փողերով շահովի բնակարաններ կառուցվեն/լինեն նաև Կովսականում: Միայն թե կազմակեպիչները ՊԻՏԻ ՀՍՏԱԿ հաշվետվություն ներկայացնեն ծախսված փողերի/արդյունքների վերաբերյալ,որպեսզի մարդիկ հավատը չկորցնեն:
7. Hayk20:06 - 7 August, 2013
mahmouzian, I do agree with you. The cost break down is very poorly done, and there are no details available to the public (as far as I know). If anyone know more info, please let us know. Thank you, p.s. is there anyway we can participate from the diaspora?
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