YEREVAN, August 22. /ARKA/. The construction of Vazashen-Paravakar bypass road in Armenia will be completed on September 30, Armenian deputy minister of transport and communication Artur Arakelyan said after the government meeting on Thursday.
The cabinet meeting approved appropriation of an additional of 55 million drams for construction of the road. The decision to build the road was made for security purposes, bearing in mind regular Azeri shelling on the border.
The contractor, Ijevan road construction company, failed to cope with the deadlines, hence the agreement was cancelled, Arakelyan said. A contact will be signed with another company, but the commissioning deadlines will be maintained due to importance of the road section, he said. Blasting works have led to additional expenditures, the deputy minister said.
At the meeting Armenian premier Hovik Abrahamyan suggested the ministry proposed to the ministry to carefully consider funding for similar projects so that no additional funds are required afterwards in future.
The total length of the road is 3,188 kilometers. A 250-meter-long and 5-meter-high protective wall is to be built as part of the construction to ensure security on the most dangerous section of the road. The cost of the project is 519.8 million drams. ($1 – 407.74 drams). –0--