Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Arthur Yernjakyan
The Government of Armenia is going to recreate Old Yerevan. During the Aug 29 session of the Government, some of the central streets of Yerevan were provided with the status of exclusively public interest. Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan presented the draft decision. The Old Yerevan Project implies recreation of the architectural look of Yerevan of XIX-XX centuries. The buildings and architectural constructions of historical and cultural value will be renovated.
Margaryan pointed out that the buildings in the current area of the project do not meet the town-planning, earthquake-proof and fire protection regulations. Some buildings in Abovyan, Arami, Byuzand, Yeznik Koghbatsi Streets and Mashtots Avenue may be alienated by 1 January 2015.