Buildings for Syrian Refugees in Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Sites have been chosen in the cities of Ashtarak, Echmiadzin and Masis for the construction of buildings and detached houses for the Syrian-Armenians settled in the Republic of Armenia.

The chief of staff at the Diaspora Ministry, Firdus Zakaryan, stated that upon the successful conclusion of the program, other sites will also be allocated in future.

Zakaryan stressed: “There are three elements in the programs. The government of the Republic of Armenia will also contribute to the program. The Syrian-Armenian community will pay for a certain part of the cost, and the rest will be paid by the sponsor. The first sponsor has already been found. Upon the wishes of the Syrian-Armenians, detached houses will be built as well.”

Zakaryan did not want to name the sponsor yet. The Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction will provide its services free of charge. The Union of Architects of Armenia has also put forward certain suggestions. The sites were allocated on the order of President Serge Sargisian.


  1. trdat says:

    Why aren’t these buildings being built in and near the city? I can understand financial difficulties, though it totally defeats the purpose to resettle and repatriate Syrian Armenians in Armenia. Leaving outside a city will definitely be the reason for them to move on to the western world as soon as they get back on there feet. The, three most important things to mimic in Armenia for syrian Armenians is 1. Close quarters/condense living, Armenia is not bad in that department definitely better then the western world, though living outside the city will not mimic that. 2. Brotherhood, which will only come in the means of condense living and extra curricular activities(ei, sport, scouts etc), and 3. Work, which i will guarantee they can work out themselves if the above was taken care of…

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