YEREVAN, March 12. /ARKA/. Replacement of dilapidated lifts with new ones in Yerevan is one of the city authorities’ top-priority objectives, Naira Nahapetyan, head of the city council’s finance committee, said Tuesday at a news conference.
“But this is a costly affair,” she said.
Nahapetyan also singled out the city landscaping as another important objective of the municipality.
“Green spaces in Yerevan were expanded to 840 hectares and more than 40,000 trees and bushes were planted in 2012 alone,” she said. “But this is not enough and we still have plenty to do. The city must breath normally.”
According to the latest data, the capital city has 4,833 lifts, of which 2,898 underwent fitness test in 2010. Of them, 361 lifts were found to be not fit for usage.
In 2012, green spaces in Yerevan expanded by 10 hectares in 2012, compared with the previous year, to 842 hectares.
The municipality intends to expand this area by other 20 hectares in 2013. Before the beginning of 1990s, when the city’s green territory was larger than ever, it measured up to 930 hectares, while in 2004 it contracted to 530 hectares. --0---