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ՀՀ ժամանող զբոսաշրջիկների թիվը 2018թ-ին աճել է 10․5 %
/Feb 11/Verelq.am/

ԱԺ «Իմ քայլը» դաշինքի պատգամավոր Արտակ Մանուկյանն իր ֆեյսբուքյան էջում գրել է, որ 2018թ-ին ՀՀ ժամանող զբոսաշրջիկների թիվն աճել է 10․5 տոկոսով:

«ՎԿ-ի տվյալներով 2018թ-ին ՀՀ ժամանող զբոսաշրջիկների թիվն աճել է 10․5 տոկոսով։

Այնուհանդերձ մեր հիմնական խնդիրը պետք է լինի, ոչ միայն քանակական աճը, այլ մեկ զբոսաշրջիկից գեներացվող միջին եկամտի աճը, ինչի համար առանցքային է օրինակ մեկ զբոսաշրջիկի ՀՀ-ում մնալու միջին տևողության աճը, նրան ավելի մեծ հավելյալ արժեքով ծառայությունների մատուցումը և այլն։

Միաժամանակ պետք է նշել, որ 2018թ 5․8 տոկոս աճ է գրանցվել այն պարագայում, երբ նվազել է արտերկրից ՀՀ իրականացվող փոխանցումների զուտ ներհոսքը (ՀՀ բանկերի միջոցով ֆիզիկական անձանց անունով արտերկրից ստացված և ՀՀ–ից ֆիզիկական անձանց կողմից արտերկիր կատարված փոխանցումների տարբերությունը)։

2017թ զուտ ներհոսքը կազմել էր 767 մլն դոլար, իսկ 2018թ՝ 597 մլն դոլար։ Պետք է նշել, որ շուրջ 170 մլն դոլարի զուտ ներհոսքի մասով անկումը մեծամասամբ պայմանավորված է ՌԴ-ից փոխանցումների անկմամբ՝ 2017թ համեմատ զուտ ներհոսքը նվազել է շուրջ 110 մլն դոլարով»,-նշել է պատգամավորը։


Armenian airports report 12.2% increase in passenger flow
/Feb 12/Panorama/

In January of the current year the two airports of Armenia served 212 171 people in total, thus exceeding the indicator of the same month of 2018 by 12.2%, "Armenia" International Airports" CJSC reported in a release.

As compared to January 2018, a 12.6% increase in passenger flow was observed at “Zvartnots” International Airport of Yerevan in the 1st month of 2019. In January 2019 Zvartnots served 200 731 passengers against 178 292 of the past January, the source said.

As for Shirak Airport of Gyumri, this January it served 11 440 passengers, while this indicator was only 10 876 in January 2018. Thus, there has been an increase of 5.2%.

In January 2019, at Zvartnots and Shirak airports there has also been recorded an increase of 12% in the number of takeoff-landings, as compared to the same month of the previous year.


Armenia’s government observes aviation sector to revise air ticket price
/Feb 12/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian government is seriously observing the aviation sector to revise the air ticket price policy, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in the Parliament, in response to My Faction faction MP Gevorg Papoyan’s question, reports Armenpress.

“We had a very good meeting with Martin Eurnekian, who currently chairs the company that governs Yerevan’s Zvartnots and Gyumri’s airports, in Davos over the air ticket prices. We had a very direct talk, and he stated here the issue is in the prices and supply of aviation fuel. Currently we are examining very seriously what we can do in that field, because maybe this situation is due to monopoly mechanisms, but the fact that this is a serious issue is definite”, the PM said.

Pashinyan said the decline of air ticket price will certainly contribute to the development of tourism.


First Holiday Inn Express Hotel opens in Armenia
/Feb 15/Public Radio of Armenia/

The first Holiday Inn Express Hotel, part of the world-famous IHG hotel chain, opened its doors in Armenia’s capital Yerevan today.

The investment program was implemented by Ghukas Grigoryan, Founder / President of Harmony International LLC. The construction lasted three years. About ten million dollars were invested, with 50 new jobs created.

The Holiday Inn Express has 130 rooms, a well-equipped conference room. There are computers, comfortable seats, chargers and high-speed Wi-Fi in the lobby.

The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Premier toured the premises to get acquainted with the work done and the amenities available in the hotel.

Nikol Pashinyan welcomed the implementation of the investment program and the initiative to build new hotels in Armenia as a whole, which provide tourists with high-quality services and comfortable conditions.

In turn, Minister of Economic Development and Investments Tigran Khachatryan said that the number of tourists visiting Armenia reached 1.6 million in 2018 and added that the government’s goal is to ensure 7-10% annual growth in the area.
 

Yerevan-Iranian border roads equipped with 4000 modern traffic signs
/Feb 15/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – Transportation authorities are installing modern traffic signs along the roads from Yerevan to the Iranian border.

Minister of Transportation, Communication and Information Technologies Hakob Arshakyan said at today’s Cabinet meeting that nearly 4000 signs are being installed.

“We are already reaching the completion of this project,” he said. “However, we have noticed a unique fact. These signs are often stolen and used for different purposes. It’s gonna sound ridiculous, but they are being used for things ranging from a cover of an [oven], a farming or snow clearing spade”. He added that state resources are spent and this is a security matter.

PM Pashinyan asked the minister to present the spending, and Arshakyan said that nearly 1,000,000 dollars is being used for the new signs.

“We are spending the one million dollars, and then it turns out that the issue hasn’t been solved and we are forced to spend new funds, and afterwards they are stealing them and so on. As a result, it turns out, no funds have been formed in order to solve the problem of a single emergency building or to increase pensions. I want our countrymen to clearly imagine this chain, beginning from not taking billing machine checks, not providing them, up to the remaining global issues,” the PM said, adding that the responsibility of this chain lies first of all on the government, but it doesn’t mean that only the government is responsible.

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