YEREVAN, December 28. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Urban Development Minister Samvel Tadevosyan said Friday 38 apartment buildings with 1,756 apartments were commissioned in Gyumri suburbs Mush 2-2 and Ani in October.
“In the framework of the program aimed at providing lodging to the families who lost their apartments after the earthquake, we managed to improve the lodging conditions for 3,700 families, and in the near future we plan to provide another 1,700 families with apartments,” he said.
Tadevosyan added the construction is currently being conducted in order to provide 750 families with lodging.
Minister informed the government invested into this program 85 billion drams. The program was launched in 2008 and will be finished in 2013.
“Upon finishing the program we will have provided nearly 5,500 families with dwelling,” he noted.
Minister also said another 330 Gyumri families received 3 million drams each to buy one- bedroom apartment.
Gyumri city, former Leninakan, is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. It suffered a disastrous damage during Spitak earthquake on 7 December 1988. ($1 – 403.27 drams). -0-