Food safety standards are prominently on display on a one kilometer stretch of the Yerevan-Etchmiadzin highway where villagers are selling meat destined for the New Year’s holiday table.
Hetq has been unable to get a list from Armenia’s Penitentiary Service (a separate subdivision of the Ministry of Justice) of those companies winning contracts to make repairs to the country’s prisons between 2013 and 2018 and in the first nine
Every day, dozens of trucks dump trash at the landfill.
An idle person is prone to criminality.
In Armavir Province, there are two communities named Metsamor, Araks, Aygeshat and Baghramyan.
On May 6, the Areni Municipal Council, by a vote of 9-0, decided to ban mining operations in its district and thus declare the area an “eco-economic zone”.
As part of a subsidy program targeting the development of community economic and social infrastructure, the asphalt of several roads in the town will be removed and a new pavement layer installed.
Still several hundred meters away, I already saw that the wind had engulfed Koghbavan in a layer of dust.
Harutyunyan assumed the position with cash assets of 20 million drams (US$42,100), US$10,000 and €5,000. Her revenues of 148,540 drams solely derive from wages.
In the latest incident, Khachatryan, who’s ruled Mrgastan since 2008, has been charged with embezzling 2.150 million drams paid by several community residents in accordance with the law and destined to community budget.
After serving in the Armenian army for sixteen years, Anushavan Kalashyan turned his attention to promoting rural tourism in Armavir Province, which is traditionally famous only for the Zvartnots ruins, Etchmiadzin and the Sardarapat Memorial.
Governor of Tavush Hayk Chobanyan arrived on the scene to speak to the demonstrators. He touched upon the jobs issue and the use of local wood.
Mr. Grigoryan says that the YABWVF owes AMD 124 million to two companies he does business with.
Last week, Lydian International issued a statement complaining that police in Armenia have failed to comply with a court order to remove all trespassers and their property from the Amulsar gold mine site.
Surprising as it may seem to many, Lousia Asatryan, who never graduated college, served as director of the kindergarten in the Armavir village of Lernagog for eleven years.
Director Gziryan says the kindergarten doesn’t need a top to bottom renovation and hopes that the government will allocate the funds to repair the school’s most pressing problems.
There are two government-owned apartment houses in Darbnik, a town of 1,000 in Armenia’s Ararat Province, that operate as temporary dormitory housing for those without permanent shelter.
Her passport notes her birthdate as April 21, 1914. It’s an approximation due to a lack of verifying documents.
Driving westward from Yerevan towards Armavir Province, one sees numerous crosses installed along the road.
Former Haytagh community mayor Samvel Vardanyan has been charged with stealing AMD 2.8 million from a wheat seeding program by forging official documents. The theft, according to prosecutors, occurred during 2013-2017.
Shahbazyan told Hetq that the mayor is taking revenge on villagers who signed a protest letter in December, demanding that he resign. 700 signed the letter that was sent to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Saying they’ve had enough of Mayor Zarzand Grigoryan, residents of Arshaluys, a village in Armenia’s Armavir Province staged another demonstration calling for his resignation.
Davit Ananyan, currently serving as President of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee, has declared AMD 23.291 million (US$48,266) in wages and other related payments for 2018.
One Tziatzan resident joked that the municipality is waiting for the snow to cover up problem.
Irina Gasparyan hopes that Bright Armenia will come in second place in the election and that she’ll get a seat in parliament.
Svetlana Melkonyan says that representatives of national minorities in Armenia, including Russians, are not discriminated in Armenia and they live in equal conditions with Armenians.
Isayan has taken his campaign to the villages, to the people he shares a bond with.
According to these disclosures, the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is the richest.
Vardan Arakelyan, one of the twelve candidates vying to become the next mayor of Etchmiadzin, has accused Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of exerting psychological pressure on voters to cast their ballots for the candidate backed by Pashinyan.
Gasparyan, one of the twelve candidates running for the post, is a member of Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party.
There’s a big tank nestled in a hole in the ground behind the kindergarten in the Armavir community of Yeghegnout.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has entered the National Assembly to discuss the matter of holding snap parliamentary elections with MPs.
There are fourteen candidates vying for the post to replace Karen Grigoryan, son of retired army general and MP Manvel Grigoryan, who served as Etchmiadzin mayor for ten years before resigning in June of this year in the face of mounting pressure.
Hayk Marutyan, who heads the Im Kayl (My Step) Alliance ticket in today’s Yerevan Municipal Council election, told reporters, after casting his ballot, that if elected Yerevan mayor he’d first tackle the garbage problem in the Armenian capital.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today found in favor of Yerevan resident Mushegh Saghatelyan in a suit he brought against the government of Armenia that dates to the post-presidential protests of March 2008.
Hetq takes a look at the assets declared by the candidates topping their respective party/alliance ballot. Elections to the 65-seat city council are on a party-list proportional representation system, with the first candidate from the winning party becoming mayor.
The building is in poor condition and lacks many necessities. There’s no gym or science labs. The “auditorium” is just a relatively spacious room where chairs are added for people to sit during plays and other events. One can peer into the classrooms through the holes on the walls.
Nation-wide, 30% of Armenia’s communities, totaling 139,764 residents, aren’t supplied with natural gas. All but two of the 300 that lack gas are rural communities. (Source-National Statistical Service)
The company in question, Ukrinvest LLC, only shows one employee on the books according to information appearing on the Soldiers' Insurance Foundation website.
While Pargev Saghatelyan, the mayor of the community of Talarik in Armenia’s Armavir Province, says he’s resigning after nineteen years because of worsening health, it appears that the real reason is because he’s being investigated.
In 2016-2018, all road construction work in Etchmiadzin was done by one company only - Kouarlin LLC - which is wholly owned by Manvel Grigorgyan. (Manvel’s son Karen served as Etchmiadzin mayor for ten years before resigning last month in the face of mounting public pressure)
Saghatelyan, who served as an adviser to the Minister of Nature Protection from 2016 till his appointment as governor, also declared three automobiles (two Jeep Grand Cherokees and one Range Rover) and eight properties (two apartments and eight parcels of land).
She says that on February 12, 2014, Poghosyan, then Chief of the Kentron Department of the Yerevan Police, slapped her face while she was being detained for covering an Armenian National Congress (HAK) publicity event for the opposition newspaper Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun.
Samvel Hovhannisyan, a resident of Aghavnatoun, asked the minister if the country’s peasants would see a tangible difference between the current government and the past one.
Prior to this appointment, Aghajanyan worked at the Risk Management Division of HSBC Bank in Yerevan. From 2014-2017 he was engaged in private business.
Mirijanyan said that investigators will soon launch a series of probes into all aspects of the Etchmiadzin municipality’s activities.
Grigoryan addressed the crowd, mainly composed of municipal employees․
Scores of demonstrators have gathered in Etchmiadzin’s Komitas Square demanding the resignation of town mayor Karen Grigoryan.
Residents of Talvorik, a community close to the border with Turkey in Armenia’s Armavir Province, went to the polls yesterday to fill five municipal council seats.