The construction of Stepanavan Airport will be finished by the end of this year, Armenia's Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Haykaram Mkhitaryan said in the parliament on Monday.
"As soon as Stepanavan Airport is ready, we will start reconstructing the airport in Kapan," Mkhitaryan said.
Stepanavan Airport has been idle since 2006. After joint maneuvers in 2012 Armenia's Emergency Situations Minister Armen Yeritsyan, together with Chief Military Expert of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Pavel Plat, inspected the airport from a helicopter. As a result, he decided to repair it and to use it as a humanitarian cargo terminal.