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by Karina Manukyan
Town planning in Yerevan has been destroying cultural and historical monuments and damaging environment throughout the country's independence, Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Development, told ArmInfo.
"In Soviet time, when we were fighting for national identity, the city was in a better situation than now," she said, "We failed to do anything to save the Indoor Market. Although to change something in the building of the market, the decisions of the Ministries of Urban Development and Culture, and Yerevan Municipality, were required, the construction activities were launched and completed without relevant permissions," Danielyan said.
At present, experts are concerned over the old building of Zvartnots Airport. Recently Armenia- International Airports CJSC has declared that it will no longer spend money and time to keep the building, as it "does not meet the modern standards of flight navigation."
"The old building of Zvartnots Airport has been abandoned for several years, that is why it has occurred in such poor state. I am against dismantling of the building. It must be preserved as a historical and cultural value. The Subcommittee of the Public Council for Town Planning and Architecture shares our views," she said.