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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Prime Minister Travels to Kotayk Marz

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan paid today a working visit to Kotayk Marz of Armenia.

The Prime Minister first called at the Abovyan medical center after R. Harutyunyan to inspect the modern patient services and refurbishment work carried out in the outpatient clinic. AMD150 million have been earmarked from State budget to upgrade the facility and procure the necessary equipment.

The clinic serves about 42 thousand people, including 67 298 residents of rural communities providing specialized diagnostic examinations and consultations. The clinic offers primary healthcare services, specialized consulting, diagnostics, immunization, rehabilitation facilities. There are 63 doctors, 95 nurses and 11 junior nurses employed in the medical center.

Hovik Abrahamyan next visited ARGEL Closed Joint-Stock Company to get acquainted with the mechanical plant, which manufactures basalt-plastics-structured fittings based on state-of-the-art technology. The Prime Minister toured the 150-staff-strong factory getting familiarized with the plant’s output capacity and development plans.

The Premier was told that the composite basalt-plastics-structured fittings, which also feature special fiber, are and 4 times lighter and 2.5 times as durable as the conventional metal fittings. It was noted that the output is only marketed in Armenia for the time being. The product is due to get international licensing in the near future, after which it may be exported to other countries. The plant also produces fire-resistant fabric that can be used in different spheres – emergency situations, healthcare, military production and so on.

Talking to journalists, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said strongly focused on balanced territorial development and the creation of new jobs, the Government is seriously engaged in the creation of new businesses in all regions of the country. The Prime Minister added that currently under consideration are all those imported products that can be produced at home.

With reference to the Abovyan medical center, the Head of Government emphasized that the authorities will do everything to ensure that each citizen of Armenia can undergo medical examination at least once a year. Work is underway to ensure online liaising of all health centers nationwide, which will allow them to exchange information. Hovik Abrahamyan stressed that the Government will implement serious institutional reforms in the health sector. Speaking about ARGEL company’s operations, the Premier said it has great potential for development, and its innovative rods and fittings can be marketed both at home and abroad.

“I am convinced that the plant has a great future. As the head of government, I will do everything to ensure that plant may function successfully, and I feel we can boast ever new achievements in this area,,” Hovik Abrahamyan said.

In conclusion, Hovik Abrahamyan chaired a consultative meeting to discuss which way the Government can support the factory, address the existing bottlenecks and foster its further development.

July 2020