One of the priority directions of work in the province, the economic backbone of the region, is mining. Second President Robert Kocharyan, the leader of the "Armenia" bloc that will run in the snap parliamentary elections on June 20, said this during Monday’s meeting in Agarak village of Syunik Province.
Kocharyan especially stressed the social responsibility of big businesses, and their participation in resolving the social problems of the population. "We [the ‘Armenia’ bloc] will try to take serious steps in this matter. As far as we know, the Kajaran factory is implementing large projects," he said.
As for the roads, the ex-President noted: "I am convinced that the North-South road should have started from Syunik and Vayots Dzor [Provinces], not from the Ararat Valley. But the construction started in the best section; this is incomprehensible to me. We should have started from the areas that were in the worst shape.”
Kocharyan added that now, especially when some Armenian roads are under the flags of Azerbaijan, it is necessary to have ideal roads in Armenia, especially when it comes to the motorway with Iran.