YEREVAN, January 30. /ARKA/. The South Caucasian Railway cjsc provided financial support to the families of the killed and the injured in the bridge collapse at Shorzha-Vardenis railway section, the company’s press service reported.
The South Caucasian Railway is a socially oriented company and helps its employees and their families on delightful and sad occasions, according to the press service.
The accident occurred during the construction works in November last year killed three employees of the company – Nerses Martorisoyan, Gagik Avetisyan and Varuzhan Sargsyan. Another two railwaymen, Argam Antonyan and Robert Hambartsumyan, were injured.
The company allocated over 7 million drams for organizing funeral ceremonies. Each family received financial help worth 5 times the minimum wage, says the report.
Under an instruction from the company’s general director Victor Rebets, the son of the killed Nerses Martirosyan who is a third-year student at the Yerevan Engineering University transport department is employed at Sevan section where his father worked. The company will also pay for the education of Martirosyan the Younger under the corporate contract.
The South Caucasian Railway is paying the treatment costs for the injured in the bridge collapse. A total of about 700,000drams was provided to Argam Harutiunyan and Robert Hambartsumyan for surgeries.
The company’s staff suggested deductions from their wages and a total of 3,800,000drams were collected as a result.
All this has been done to create a high level of social responsibility and to ensure stable performance, according to the report.
The South Caucasus Railway cjsc is a 100% subsidiary of Russian Railways open joint stock company that is operating Armenian railways under a 30-year concession contract signed in 2008. The contract can be extended for another 10 years. -0-