ArmInfo.The President will visit a number of historical and cultural sites, in the village of Dsegh visited the house- museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan, and in Ahnidzor he visited the paternal house of Hrant Matevosyan.
President Sarkissian also visited the Vanadzor Technology Center and manufacturing enterprises. The President also visited ''Vaba'' company, specialized in production and installation of anti-hail nets. Accompanied by the company's director Armen Gharadyan, Sarkissian familiarized himself with the production facilities, technologies and products used. It was noted that the plant is equipped with Italian equipment, using high-quality Italian raw materials and technology.
Produced nets protect the crop not only from hail, but also birds, insects, and are also able to protect against temperature changes.
Presenting the production volumes, programs for expansion and export, the company representatives also noted that there is still a problem in the Armenian market in sales of products, as well as the need for subsidies.
Answering journalists' questions, the President noted that the plant's products should be viewed not only as an anti-hail net, but also as a comprehensive protection of gardens.
''This is a modern technology that is used worldwide. The nets not only protect against hail, but also create an appropriate microclimate. Modern production has been set up, which can also export products, but it is a pity not to use in Armenia, especially in the south, starting from the Ararat Valley, where gardens need protection'', Sarkissian said adding that the use of local production should be stipulated, which is important for the farms themselves. At the same time, he expressed readiness to assist the company whenever possible. As part of his visit, Sarkissian also visited the Gulagarak community and the kindergarten of the community, which in December 2018 was allocated 1 million drams from the Presidential Administration for the purchase of furniture. Sarkissian also visited the Lori Fortress, which is considered one of the most famous monuments of medieval architecture in the region. President Sarkissian said that the Lori Fortress is an attractive place for tourism, and especially for the development of archaeological, historical and ecological tourism. In an interview with journalists, Armen Sarkissian noted that although during his presidency he had visited Lori for the first time, he had often been here before, especially during his student years, and these places were among the most beloved ones. ''There are few places in the world where fortresses of the 10th and 11th centuries are preserved. And not only the fortress survived, but we can get acquainted with the religious and way of life of that time'', Sarkissian said. He called the fortress impressive not only as historical value, but also as an original and beautiful recreation area. According to the President, this monument is not only tremendous historical but also economic value and just tourist property. Here you can develop historical tourism, and organize cultural events. The President of the Republic discussed this topic with Lori governor Andrei Ghukasyan, concerning the opportunities and prospects for the development of the region as a whole.