ArmInfo. Military Educational Lyceum. Monte Melkonyan should be allocated a new territory, and the current well-known ex-training center of the Ministry of Finance in Dilijan may be transferred to concession management as a luxury hotel.
This was told on March 14 to the conversation with journalists by the head of the State Committee for Property Management Narek Babayan.Narek Babayan has already managed to visit the territory of the Training Center, familiarized himself with the property and its potential. According to him, on the territory of the training complex there is a hotel building, which is currently locked up, 9 two-story cottages, and only part of the Central Building and the sports complex are used by cadets of the military educational lyceum. Monte Melkonyan."Initially, the facility was built with funds from the State Revenue Committee as a holiday home, a health and educational center forstaff, but after the April 2016 war, against the backdrop of popular indignation, the complex was provided to the military educational lyceum. Monte Melkonyan. Of course, the lyceum cadets should be provided with good conditions, but this does not mean that the lyceum with 100 students should be given an area of 8 hectares with excellent luxury living conditions, "he said, urging them to refrain from manipulation in the context that the soldier deserves best conditions.As the head of the State Property Agency pointed out, the military lyceum does not and cannot provide hotel services, in connection with which the government has thought about providing the lyceum with other premises. "We need to find an acceptable, but good solution to the issue. The lyceum should be provided with good conditions, we do not have the right to inactivate such a construction with multi-million investments, to ensure the preservation of which we continue to allocate huge funds and not benefit from them," said Babayan , noting that 63 million drams are allocated annually to ensure cleanliness.At the same time, as the head of the State Property Agency stressed, at present there are no specific calculations regarding how much money was actually invested in the project, and how much was donated. There are also no calculations about the profitability of the possible use of the object as a hotel. But the best solution for the Training Center in Dilijan, he said, would be to transfer it to trust management, as well as for the Golden Palace Hotel in Tsakhkadzor, which is the family of former customs head Armen Avetisyan, accused of illegal business activities and legalization of criminally obtained amounts in especially large amounts (money laundering), wished to <donate> to the state.These hotels, according to the head of the Committee, can become part of a network of global hotels. At least, as he pointed out, given the available opportunities, the training center in Dilijan can claim the title of "Lakshari".Earlier, ArmInfo reported that the State Revenue Committee (CGD) of Armenia opened a criminal case on the fact of abuse of official authority, official forgery and misappropriation or embezzlement during the construction of the training center of the Ministry of Finance "Dilijan". As part of the investigation of the case, data were obtained on the abuses and thefts committed during construction.The construction of the training center of the Ministry of Finance caused in its time loud discussions in connection with the costs that the Ministry of Finance at the expense of state funds directs to its equipment. There and spas, saunas, a restaurant, several cafes and tennis courts, a separate hotel. Furnished object, to put it mildly, luxurious. The doors are Italian, wooden and armored, plates made of press granite produced by the United Arab Emirates, ceramic washbasins, toilet bowls, bidets.
Only under one contract, 41 million drams were paid for kitchen utensils: special forks for fish, others for steaks, chrome cigar shears, ice spoons, shakers, 114 metal napkin containers of 40 thousand drams each, and each soap dish costs 60 thousand. dramas Each of the enlarging mirrors in the bathrooms costs $ 100, and the curtains are German-made. The whole structure is lined with polished travertine. Only according to official documents, 26 billion drams, or about $ 60 million, were spent on all this from the state budget. Let us say, for comparison, that the construction in the center of Yerevan of a huge hotel under an international brand required $ 23 million.Despite the fact that the Center was originally envisaged for the needs of tax and customs officials, in 2016, immediately after the change of government, the training center was transferred to the state balance taking into account the inexpediency of the Center's use by the State Revenue Committee and subject to further transfer of title.