The owner of Surmalu shopping mall is preparing a project to dismantle the dilapidated building and submit it to Yerevan Municipality, mayor of Yerevan Hrachya Sargsyan told NEWS.am.
"Yerevan Municipality gives permission to carry out demolition works and the owner prepares a project. In the coming days the project will be in the municipality, the City Hall will give permission and then the owner will demolish the building at his own expense. The mayor's office does not have any powers in this part, the owner's application was needed. Besides, a criminal case has been initiated, the investigation has been going on for a long time, and it was impossible to demolish the building, which is the subject of the investigation, before the conclusion", said Sargsyan.