The population census launched Wednesday in Armenia is expected, experts say, to provide comprehensive and accurate demographic, economic and social data on all people currently residing in the country.
For a few months now in the once blooming resort town of Dilijan, Tavush province, construction has been on for Dilijan International School as the idea of the unique school survived initial public discontent. At one point last year the project discouraged the initiators to an extent when they were, as they said, about to give up the idea completely.
The government of Armenia expects growth in nearly all sectors of the economy in 2011 to elevate to double digits, if the current pace of development is maintained till the end of the year. But economists do not consider even such a scenario to be essential for boosting the economy.
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Armenia for the first time Thursday (October 6) evening. His regional visit is an initiative directed at conflict settlement in South Caucasus (after meetings in Yerevan Sarkozy will visit Baku and Tbilisi).
Still in the mid-1990s, the Armenian press wrote that genetically modified potato seeds were imported to Armenia, however, as of now the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia does not posses distinct information whether there is or there is not genetically modified food in the country.
The round-the-clock rally of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) continues in Liberty Square, in Yerevan, and according to ANC representatives it will end up only by early elections.
ArmeniaNow has counted more than 50 tents in Liberty Square. ANC reported that the nonstop rally, preliminary to go on until Friday, started last Friday (September 30) with 20 tents. Employees of the patrol service of the Police state that the rally is taking place without incidents.
Business experts in Armenia have enthusiastically greeted government-initiated measures to spur small and medium businesses in Armenia, however they say more drastic and large-scale steps should yet be taken to reform the field.
Mountain biking and hiking tours, skiing and cycling may become Armenia’s visiting card for those into adventure holidaymaking. In a country where tourism is regarded as part of the general economic development policy there are ample opportunities for developing particularly such a niche in the industry as extreme tourism.
Citing the favorable reports by several international organizations the Government of Armenia has stated that the nation’s economy has been picking up a faster pace and already shifting into a growth phase.