YEREVAN, March 14. / ARKA /. A new government building being built in central Yerevan, will be commissioned in 2015 autumn, the chairman of the State Architectural Committee, Narek Sargsyan, told reporters today.
He said the new building will house the ministries of foreign affairs, justice and energy and natural resources. Each ministry will be located in a separate edifice with its own entrance. According to him, the new building will be equipped with modern facilities, including ultra-modern heating and air conditioning systems.
He said local materials are being used for the external coating of the government and the stone for the main facade was brought from Nagorno-Karabakh.
The building will have underground and aboveground parking lots for approximately 200 cars.
Sargsyan said construction of another building that will house the ministries of territorial administration and Diaspora has started near the first structure. The work is being done by Spitak Tnak company.
He said the cost of construction of the first structure is $27 million. The construction of the second building is estimated at another $3-$4 million.
The current building of the ministry of foreign affairs in downtown Yerevan was sold for $51 million to Argentinean businessman of Armenian origin Eduardo Eurnekian.
Eduardo Eurnekian owns Armenia International Airports that runs Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport. He also has invested in agriculture and has shares in Converse Bank. -0-