ArmInfo. In Armenia, it is planned to create historical and cultural reservations "Capital Artashat" and "Capital Dvin". The corresponding draft was posted for discussion by the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports on the portal of draft legal acts.
According to the project, "Capital Artashat" will be located in the Lusarat community of Ararat region (5.77676 ha), and "Capital Dvin" - in the Khnaberd community (12.72126 ha). The ministry stressed that these monuments are of national importance, and are already included in the corresponding list of state monuments. The expenses for the maintenance and operation of the reservations will be covered by the SNCO "Service for the Protection of the Historical Environment and Historical and Cultural Museum- Reservations".
"The territories required for the creation of the historical and cultural reservations" Capital Artashat "and" Capital Dvin "are considered to be the lands of state property, history and culture, on which monuments of national importance are located, in particular, the capital Artashat (II century BC - IV century BC), built by the Armenian king Artashes in 180-170. BC, and named in his honor Artashat (Greek Artakhsata) and the capital Dvin (Greek Duvidos), founded in the first half of the IV century>, the project says. It is indicated that these historical and cultural reservations will contribute to the development of tourism. <The modern tourism industry is one of the largest, most productive, fastest growing sectors of the world economy. The unprecedented pace of development of this lucrative sector has a direct impact on the proportional development of almost all sectors of the economy. Armenia is a country with a rich tourism potential, but it occupies a very modest place in the international tourism market, "the ministry said. It is emphasized that proper protection of the entire territory of these monuments will be ensured; in addition, tourist routes will be laid on their territories.