Night clubs are thriving in Hrazdan, a town of 60,000 in Armenia’s Kotayk Province that has seen better days. Striptease joints have replaced the former Soviet giants of manufacture that once employed thousands.
It was the World Bank that financed the modernization of Hrazdan Medical Center, comprised of a hospital, polyclinic and maternity ward. All four buildings were renovated and outfitted with $800,000 worth of equipment and furnishings.
Something strange is going on at the Stone Symphony natural monument in Garni’s Azat River Gorge.
During his nine-year tenure as Basen’s mayor, tax collection in Basen increased from 5% to 120%, thanks to which the government’s subsidy to the community increased from year to year - from 9 million to 28 million.
The IJ had petitioned the Constitutional Court to assess the constitutionality of Parts 6 and 7 of Article 68 of the Land Code.
Charges of “abuse of official authority” have been filed against Baghramyan Mayor Ara Saharyan based on evidence presented by Hetq that the mayor had roads in the community dug up, sewage pipes removed, and later sold at prices he set.
"Most countries in the world are struggling against the use of plastic in everyday life. They employ different policies to achieve that. We don’t know what our country’s policy is for reducing plastic waste,” says Armineh Tukhikyan, Program Director of the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development.
According to the World Bank’s 2017 Worldwide Governance Indicators, published in September, Armenia has improved in standing in all but one of the six indicators measured – Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism.
The equipment is operated by the Sevan Communal Enterprise, a not-for-profit arm of the municipality. Edgar Harutyunyan, who heads the Enterprise, says the newest garbage truck is six years old and that the others date back to the 1980s.