ArmInfo. "8 apartments are ready for commissioning and settlement in the community of Lernants of Lori region of Armenia," Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on his Facebook page.
Pashinyan attended the ceremony of settling in new apartments. He personally congratulated the tenants on the housewarming.
On November 14, the Armenian government decided to allocate 1 billion 291 million 600 thousand drams to solve the housing problems of 227 families left homeless as a result of the 1988 Spitak earthquake. Housing issues of 227 families in Shirak, Lori and Aragatsotn regions will be resolved. Of these, 535 million 600 thousand drams will be allocated to solve the housing problem of 90 families in rural areas of the Shirak region, 121 families will receive 674 million 800 thousand drams in Lori, 80 million 100 thousand drams will be allocated to 16 families in Aragatsotn.
So, according to official data, in 2019, 61 families (44 last year) had resolved housing problems. 453 program beneficiary families in Lori, Chirac and Aragatsotna are still awaiting a housing decision, which was previously expected to be regulated in 2020. Of the 453 families, 281 live in 27 settlements of the Lori region of RA, 148 - in 9 settlements of the Shirak region, 24 families in 11 settlements of the Aragatsotn region. 227 families (121 in Lori, 90 families in Shirak and 16 in Aragatsotn) expressed a desire to get an apartment through a housing certificate. The beneficiaries of the program will receive apartments subject to the release of the temporary house and its dismantling.
According to the draft decision, the average cadastral value of one square meter in the Lori region is 75.75 thousand drams (159 US dollars), in the Shirak region - 80.6 thousand drams (169 US dollars) and in the Aragatsotn region - 80.25 thousand drams ( $ 168). The remaining 218 families expressed a desire to rebuild housing destroyed during the disaster. ArmInfo reported that the Cabinet, in the framework of the medium-term spending program, plans to allocate 3 billion drams to solve the housing problems of the families of the disaster zone, to fulfill those obligations that the state has undertaken de jure. According to the Prime Minister, having allocated these funds, the government intends to once and for all close the issue of providing housing for the beneficiaries of the program.