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.