May 13, 2022 - 15:55 AMT
Armenia building "dense road network" in Syunik, says Pashinyan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Friday, May 12 that the quality of a road connecting the provinces of Vayots Dzor and Syunik remains "controversial".

"We are now creating a very dense road network in Syunik, which is a very important investment," Pashinyan told a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

AMD 4.75 billion will be allocated to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure for road construction projects.

Presenting the project, Minister Gnel Sanosyan noted that the money will be directed to the technical supervision of the construction works carried out in 2022. According to him, by the end of the year, a road in Syunik passing through Noravan and Ltsen and reaching Tatev will be be ready for use with a dual layer asphalt, while a third layer will be paved in 2023.

In the province, the authorities are also planning to build the Aghvani-Tatev-Verin Khotanan road and reconstruct the Vorotan-Bardzravan-Shurnukh section.

In addition, several sections of the interstate road connecting the capital of Yerevan to the Iranian border will also be revamped.