YEREVAN, February 6. /ARKA/. Economy will boost in Armenia due to development of human resources, presidential candidate and incumbent president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said Wednesday at the meeting with constituents in Echmiadzin.
“We should eliminate the reasons prompting poverty, and our task of the utmost importance is ensuring employment for the population. In this sphere, our every step will be directed to boosting economy through developing human resources,” Sargsyan noted.
Armenia’s Ministry of Finance states GDP growth in Armenia will stand at 7-7.1% in 2012. Economic growth is projected at 6.2% in 2013 state budget.
Sargsyan also said allowances and social payments are just temporary means to ease the situation, however, they are ineffective for a long-term solution.
Social services will be introduced and the State intends to increase the pensions gradually, according to the candidate.
“Even the minimal pension must be enough to meet some common needs of the retirees,” he said.
An average pension in Armenia is 31,500 drams in 2013 against 28,400 drams in 2012. ($1 – 405.79 drams). -0-