ArmInfo.Pensioners in Armenia will be able to attend plays and concerts for free. The interdepartmental agreement on the launch of the relevant program was signed on November 9th and the Acting Minister of Culture of Armenia Lilit Makunts and Acting Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mane Tandilian. According to Makunts, during her trips abroad, she noticed that there - abroad, it was people of retirement age who enjoyed all the benefits of life. "It is retirees who travel the most, attend cultural events, especially in European countries," she said.
The idea, within the framework of available financial resources, to provide a similar opportunity to Armenian pensioners, also inspired the head of the ministry of labor and labor, Mane Tandilyan. Heads of cultural institutions also gladly agreed to provide a certain number of tickets from each event. The number of tickets can vary from 2.5% to 20% of the seats in the hall. According to estimates, about 2 thousand pensioners can use the program monthly. Distribution of tickets between pensioners will be engaged Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
To note, as of January 1, 2018, there are 455,609 pensioners in Armenia, instead of last year's figure of 462,754 people.