28 / February / 2020

Prime minister demands ‘breakthrough’ reforms in water management sector

Armenian prime minister spoke today about the need of carrying out ‘breakthrough’ reforms in the water management field.

Addressing a regular Cabinet meeting Karapetyan told the Water Management Committee to ensure equal conditions for all water users, taking into account the specifics of soil in various regions, thus eliminating the accumulation of receivables for payments for used irrigation water.

He told the head of the agency Arsen Harutyunyan to organize the whole process of irrigation in such a way as to avoid over-standard losses.

"Unification must be carried out in order to avoid the situation when one community pays one thousand drams for the right to use water, while the other pays 5,000 drams. You have 12 months to carry out sweeping reforms in this sector to ensure financial discipline, reduce losses, ensure accurate accounting and installation of water meters. I expect you to enforce ‘breakthrough" reforms in the field of water use,’ Karapetyan said.


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