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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Arman Khachatryan Introduces ADF Past activities, Future Plans

Armenia Development Fund (ADF) Acting Director Arman Khachatryan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference that the Fund is focused on three main areas of activity: investment, export promotion and development of tourism. Within a short period of time, the Fund has already organized two dozen events, including domestic manufacturing companies’ participation in a number of international exhibitions. Referring to the Fund’s future projects, the speaker advised that... more »

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Monthly benefit of honor to double in amount for Great Patriotic War II Veterans

The government decided to increase the amount of monthly honorary benefit for Great Patriotic War veterans: starting this May 1, they will be receiving AMD50 thousand instead of 25 thousand drams. Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference that there are currently 1,100 war veterans entitled to honorary benefits. The Minister took the opportunity to touch on the Government’s ongoing employment programs.   more »

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Government Approves Drugs Bill

The Government approved today a set of amendments to the laws on drugs, licensing and five other legal acts to be submitted to the National Assembly in the prescribed manner. During the news conference held at the Government Press Center, Healthcare Minister Armen Mouradyan said the amendments are meant to regulate the circulation, registration, parallel importing, advertising and other problems related to prescribed drugs. The new laws are expected to significantly increase the... more »

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Healthcare Minister Provides Details of Kindergarten Food Poisoning Incident

At the Government Press Center-hosted news conference, Minister of Healthcare Armen Mouradyan referred to the kindergarten food poisoning incident that happened in Yeghvard on November 28, 2014. A series of therapeutic and preventive measures were said to have been taken to prevent the proliferation of the disease. Mr Mouradyan said that a total of 86 patients had been hospitalized following the incident. Almost all the affected children have been discharged from hospital. At this... more »

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

AREAL Complex To Host Experimental Research

President of State Committee for Science Samvel Harutyunyan told the Government Press Center-hosted press conference that AREAL research complex will host experimental studies involving scientific groups from Alikhanyan research lab, Yerevan State University, RA NAS Institute of Molecular Biology, the State Engineering University of Armenia and CANDLE Institute relating to molecular physics, material science, biophysics, biomedicine, microelectronics new technologies and modern accelerator... more »

Thursday, 23 October 2014

At a government media center-hosted press conference, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan commented on the need and the objectives behind the proposed amendments to the laws on Temporary Disability Benefits and State Benefits. According to the Minister, State budget spending has increased by about 3 times over the last 4 years under the aforementioned two programs. “We studied the number of births, the increase in wages and the overall number of disability... more »

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Favorable Conditions Provided for Turnover Documentation

As Deputy Minister of Finance Armen Alaverdyan told today’s Government Press Center-hosted press conference, by amending three of its previous decisions, the Government complied with the requirements of the law on amendments to the law “On application of cash registers” providing the possibility for the operators of transportation means to write off and remove cash-register-aided electronic transactions and tax invoices. According to the speaker, the decision offers... more »

Thursday, 2 October 2014

215 Earthquake-Hit Homeless Families to Get Housing Certificates

The Government decided to allocated AMD1.5 billion to Shirak Marz administration to address through the provision of vouchers the housing needs of those Gyumri-based households left homeless following the earthquake of 1988. Minister of Urban Development Narek Sargsyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference following today’s Cabinet sitting that certificates will be offered to 215 families under the first stage of the program. 252 more households will get housing... more »

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Vakhtang Mirumyan: “Changes seek to improve business environment in the country”

The Cabinet approved today the bill on exempting border community activities from fiscal liabilities, as well as a set of amendments to eight other laws and legal acts. As Deputy Finance Minister Vakhtang Mirumyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference, the changes are meant to improve the country’s business environment. According to the speaker, the Government’s initiative seeks to boost economic activity in border communities. All business entities... more »

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New Generation Cash Registers To Be Introduced Gradually

According to the government’s latest decision, the new-generation cash registers shall be introduced step by step for specific groups of SME taxpayers. Namely, instead of July 1, 2014 as projected, they will be introduced as follows: August 1, October 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015. This is what Deputy Minister of Finance Armen Alaverdyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference. “Based on the need to promote small and medium-size enterprise, the government passed... more »

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