ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in his facebook post touched on the work of three checkpoints on the Armenian-Georgian border. According to him, one of the three checkpoints - Bagratashen works with excessive load, the other two - Bavra and Gogawan, on the contrary, are underloaded.
"By the decision of the government, the State Revenue Committee of Armenia 181 million drams and 21.5 hectares of land allocated for construction in Gyumri auto customs and the center of foreign economic activity. We hope that this will revive the economic life of Gyumri. Such decisions should also balance the work of the three customs points, "the prime minister said.
In this context, he emphasized the importance of repairing the Gyumri-Bavra road. <Our Georgian colleagues began repairing the Ninotsminda-Bavra road. An agreement was also reached on repairing the road in the direction of Gugut. On our side, the road to Gogavan is in good condition>, the prime minister explained.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that a program was launched in Armenia to create a new car customs clearance center in Gyumri. At the August 1 meeting, the Government of the Republic of Armenia introduced amendments to the Law "On the State Budget", according to which it is envisaged to send AMD 181 million to the project.
Presenting the draft decision, the Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee David Ananyan emphasized that the total cost of the program is 2.2 billion drams. Today's Cabinet decision is taking the first step in this direction. The intentions to transfer the customs clearance point for imported cars from the customs department in Noragavit to Gyumri come from the order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in connection with an unprecedented increase in the import of vehicles from countries that are not members of the EAEU. Of the indicated amount of 181 million drams, 41 million drams are planned to be allocated for the development of design estimates, geodetic and other works, and 140 million drams - to purchase equipment and other services. It is planned to build a car customs in Gyumri on the territory of 21.5 hectares owned by the Ministry of Defense. 4.5 hectares from this territory will be allocated for the establishment of a customs and police service center.
It is envisaged that the new customs control point for imported vehicles will become part of the project of creating two centers for promoting foreign economic activity - in Gyumri and Sisian. Thus, both centers will be located along the North-South highway. The process will require not months, as many expect, but several years. The construction will be carried out on grant and credit funds and, according to preliminary estimates, will require $ 19-21 million for the construction of each Center.