YEREVAN, January 15. /ARKA/. Pilot projects of territorial administrative division of Armenia will be implemented in 2014 as part of the process of integration of communities, Vache Terteryan, Armenian deputy territorial minister, said Wednesday at a news conference.
The ministry, he said, is convinced that this change will enhance effectiveness of money spending, since it is not reasonable to maintain in small communities as big administrations as in large communities.
In his words, nearby villages will join Tsakhkadzor, Dilijan and Jermuk resort cities.
“This pilot project will last several years”, he added. “We think that in a larger community officials' activity will become more transparent,” Terteryan said.
The deputy minister said that in 2013 Armenia, complying with Utrecht Conference Protocol on municipal authorities' cross-border cooperation, issued a decree on representative democracy that allows all adult citizens to tell their opinions and proposals on various issues to members of their cities or villages' administrations.
Besides, the president ordered to enhance the role of the local administrations that makes approval of budget spending by local administration necessary, and to set and unify governors' control over communities restricting their subjectivity.
«All these administrative reforms will enhance transparency and accountability of local self-government agencies spurring the integration process,» Terteryan said. -0---