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Diana Ghazaryan

Armenian Prime Minister Seeks Greater Control of Paid Parking/Speed Camera Companies

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan instructed the justice and finance ministers to assist the mayor of Yerevan in negotiating with Parking City Service CJSC and Locator CJSC and to present legal solutions within one week so that the total management and control of their functions, including revenue flows, revert to community structures.

Parking City Service, known by its red lines delineating street parking spots, also installs video cameras and traffic signs on Yerevan streets.  Locator CJSC engages in Satellite GPS control and security systems and wireless data transmission technologies.

Karapetyan also instructed Armenia Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan to negotiate with Security Dream Ltd., in cooperation with the ministers of justice and finance, and to present legal solutions within one week so that the total management and control of the company’s functions, including revenue flows, revert to state agencies.

Security Dream installs and operates speed and video cameras at Yerevan road intersections and along highways in Armenia.

The prime minister instructed the chief of police to present, by November 30, a scheme designed to improve the traffic police system.

The police chief must also work with state and community agencies to review and present proposals designed to introduce new quality standards in the paid parking system.