I don’t see any progress in the transport sector and recommend that the government reconsider its position on the transport sector and try to set up a new transport committee. This is what MP of the Prosperous Armenia faction of the National Assembly of Armenia Artur Dallakyan said as he addressed Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a question-and-answer session with government officials today.
In response, Pashinyan said the following: “People in Armenia think the government needs to set up a ministry to deal with a particular sector. If we accept this, there have to be five times as many ministries as there are now. However, the number of ministries is increased in the context of political conjecture, not to solve issues. Yes, there are problems in the transport sector, and the government has a notion for solutions to those problems. I wouldn’t say there haven’t been solutions to issues in the transport sector. One of the solutions is that citizens of Armenia had the chance to fly to European countries and return for 50, 60 or 70 euros before the coronavirus pandemic.
The government is trying to modernize bus facilities in Yerevan. We also have to solve the problem with transport in the provinces. Today, we need to take into consideration the fact that 20,000 citizens are maintaining families by driving taxis. We say that our citizens need to have the opportunity to use transport in a civilized manner,” he said.