ArmInfo.From January 1, 2020, pensions will increase by 10% in Armenia. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said this at a government meeting on July 11.
According to him, this issue was discussed at a closed emergency meeting of the government yesterday, at which the mid-term expenditure program for 2020-2022 was approved. The Prime Minister recalled that since September of this year teachers' salaries will also increase by 10%. From June 1, members of the armed forces of Armenia already receive higher salaries.
The government of the country, Nikol Pashinyan continued, intends to solve the housing problem of people who lost their houses in the 1988 Spitak earthquake. 3 billion drams will be allocated for these purposes. The methodology for determining the list of beneficiaries of this program will be approved a little later. In general, as the Prime Minister noted, the main task of the government should be to ensure high rates of economic growth. For these purposes, he continued, it is necessary to develop a roadmap, the main directions of which should be the development of the processing industry, especially enterprises producing the final product, enterprises of high-tech industry, and tourism.
Following the visits to Vietnam and Singapore, the head of government ordered the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan to hold until August 20 discussions with enterprises of the processing industry, and on August 20, discuss areas of assistance to Armenian producers in order to organize the export of Armenian products to these markets.