Armenia, Russia to set up a joint government reserve infrastructure

Armenia, Russia to set up a joint government reserve infrastructure

YEREVAN, February 3. /ARKA/. Armenia and Russia will create a joint state reserve organization, Armrosgosreserv, in 2014, Secretary of Armenia’s National Security Council Artur Baghdasaryan told reporters Saturday.

It will be a Caucasus center where various Russian state reserves, from equipment to food, will be stored, Baghdasaryan said.

Armrosgosreserv will be located at Gagarin village of Gegharkunik province to create new jobs there and expand opportunities for local producers and consumers.

When the shelf life will be close to expiry, the goods will be sold in the Armenian market at prices lower than usual, the same way as it takes place in Russia, the head of national security said.

A joint Armenian-Russian working group will be developing the project.

Baghdasaryan also said a humanitarian Ministry of Emergency Situations center will be established near Balahovit village, 10 kilometers away from Yerevan. It is a co-funded project worth $60 million, he added. The center will be preventing emergencies in the region, providing humanitarian aid to population suffered from natural and technogenic disasters and training specialists.

At Armenia’s government meeting on November 7, minister of emergencies Armen Yeritsyan said a two- or three-floor building will be constructed with total area of 1,500 square meters to serve as an administrative building for the ministry and to also accommodate the Russian ministry of emergencies base where rescuers from Armenia and Russia will be trained and humanitarian services will be provided.

Baghdasaryan also said a special Russian rescue division will be stationed in Armenia to cooperate with Armenian rescuers when required. –0—

10:34 03.02.2014

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