YEREVAN, June 26, /ARKA/. The chief executive officer of the Russian-run South Caucasus Railway (SCR) company Victor Rebets met today with a group of Armenian students who are leaving tomorrow for Russian Sochi, the venue of 2014 Winter Olympic Games, to join peers from Russia and some other countries to help build sporting and other facilities.
The group includes students from the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University and the State Engineering University of Armenia who will work in Sochi until the end of summer. This is the third Armenian student group that will leave for Sochi.
"In Sochi you will join peers from other CIS and Baltic countries and we hope you will find your job there very interesting and will always remember the time spent in Sochi. You will also find new friends there. This is a responsible mission because in Sochi you will represent Armenia, the SCR and your universities," Viktor Rebets was quoted as saying in a SCR press release.
He said the best students will have a chance to be recruited by the SCR, which always needs active and qualified personnel.
The initiative to involve students from the CIS and Baltic countries in the construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi is an initiative of Russian Railways. SCR has assumed all travel expenses of the Armenian team. The Russian Railways will pay for their accommodation.
Armenian Railways was handed over to the South Caucasus Railways on February 13, 2008 for 30-year concession management with a right to prolong the management term for other 10 year. -0-