The issues regarding further cooperation with the WB were discussed

00:00 / 17.07.2008

RA Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan and delegation of the WB discussed water supply issues in Armenia, as well as issues regarding future cooperation with the World Bank.

Head of Europe and Central Asia Department of the WB Peter Thomson noted that the delegation aims at defining ties of future cooperation, to clarify the position of the RA Government regarding this issue were also discussed.

RA Deputy Prime Minister thanked the WB for assistance in implementation of a number of projects and added that the RA Government intends to adopt new approaches in near future.

The issues regarding the implementation of the activities in the sphere of drinking and irrigation water, as well as issues which need solution were touched upon. The modernization of the irrigation system, introduction of alternative methods of irrigation, as well as necessity of active cooperation was аttached importance.

"We shall be grateful to you if these issues are being discussed. The saving of water will be one of the priority issues", - said RA Deputy Prime Minister.

The issue regarding prolongation of the contract on management of water supply system of Yerevan was discussed with the head of the project of ,YEREVANJURե Jonathan Kamkvalala. The minister noted that new indictors will be stipulated for next two years. The RA Government is ready to discuss this issue with the WB.

They also discussed the possibilities of construction of new reservoirs, as well as a number of other issues.

Both sides agreed to continue cooperation.

Manager of the division of stable development of Europe and Central Asia of the WB John Kelenberg, head of the Armenian branch office of the WB Aristomen Varudakis, asa well as other officials also participated in the meeting

The Fisrt Deputy Minister of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration Vache Terteryan and head of the State Committee of Water System of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration Andranik Andreasyan took part in the meeting

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