ArmInfo. The "Sanitek" company began the process of applying to the International Arbitration Court. According to the company's statement, as the first step, director of "Sanitek" company Nicholas El Tawil, acting also on behalf of other shareholders, notified the Government of Armenia and the Yerevan Municipality about the existence of an investment dispute.
To recall,earlier the Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan said that the Municipality, having studied all the facts of the activities of "Sanitek", is not afraid of the Arbitration Court. In particular, according to him, the process of concluding an agreement with Sanitek is of concern.
Problems with the removal of household waste in Yerevan began in the summer of 2018, and in the spring of 2019, Sanitek was fined twice for failure to fulfill obligations, for a total of 40 million drams. Sanitek International has filed a lawsuit against Yerevan Municipality. The amount of the claim is almost 25 million drams. In February, criminal tax evasion proceedings were instituted against Sanitek International and Sanitek Armenia companies. In addition, the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia issued a statement that "Sanitek" caused damage to the capital budget in the amount of 5.3 billion drams. The company itself denies the allegations.
On October 2 of this year, "Sanitek" company received the last money transfer from the Yerevan Municipality: 160 million drams were transferred to the company for services provided in the second half of August this year.
It was noted that the Yerevan Municipality no longer has any financial obligations to Sanitek, given that since August 29 this year, the company has completely stopped providing garbage collection and sanitary cleaning services in Yerevan.