Tenders for supplying foods to kindergartens in Armenia should be transparent - expert

Tenders for supplying foods to kindergartens in Armenia should be transparent - expert

YEREVAN, August 20. /ARKA/. The Informed and Protected Consumer nongovernmental organization proposed the Armenian government to reconsider the procedure of conducting tenders for distributing foods among the country’s kindergartens and make it more transparent, Babken Pipoyan, the head of the organization, said Wednesday at a news conference. 

“The latest alarming report about supply of a shoddy chicken meat to kindergartens shows that this process is controlled improperly by responsible agencies and that the whole area is badly in need of a substantial reformation”, he said. 

In recent days, the Armenian Police Department received information that Edward Mkhitaryan, an individual entrepreneur, opened an enterprise in Yerevan for processing and packing chicken meat, where a rotten meat was treated with vinegar and chemicals.  

It has become known that Mkhitaryan supplied this meat to some kindergartens of Yerevan’s Nor-Nork district. 

Pipoyan said the municipality should unveil the organizations that win tenders for supplying foods to kindergartens and also inform people about prices for the purchased products. 

“We think that supplier companies must have everything necessary for proper storage and transportation of products,” he said adding that periodical inspections with making public their results can put things right. --0---

19:20 20.08.2014

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