YEREVAN, January 19. /ARKA/. The Yerevan authorities began Wednesday the dismantling of trade kiosks and illegal structures on downtown Abovyan street, Shushan Sardarian, a spokesperson for Yerevan mayor, said.
"We have repeatedly said that all kiosks on Abovyan street will be dismantled. The question was raised by the mayor's office log time ago, and during all that time we had been negotiations with their owners", said Sardarian.
According to her, despite the fact that all kiosk owners had lease contracts and made no breaches the municipality has reached an agreement with them to dismantle their kiosks and move them to other, specially allotted places.
The authorities began dismantling trade kiosks with expired lease contracts in 2011. The municipality said it would not extend the contracts, except for newsstands. At present there are 3,395 kiosks in Yerevan, of which about 1,180 idle. The authorities have dismantled about 1000 idle kiosks and will dismantle 266 more. -0-