Green tourism on the rise in Syunik
January 29, 2018
Armen Kazaryan and Siranish Vardanyan, a married couple who moved from the Russian city of Sochi to Armenia, founded an eco-camp in Kapan, Syunik province in 2015. The venue is pretty popular among ecotourism aficionados, including cyclists, climbers and hikers from around the world. The couple have resolved to turn the initiative into a social entrepreneurship and develop Armenia’s southern communities by involving locals in the tourism market.
Church invests in alternative energy sources
July 25, 2017
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which has always welcomed implementation of green technologies, is going to use solar energy to provide its constructions with hot water. Besides, with the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, photovoltaic array is being installed at the area by Optimum Energy company.
Armenia’s “useless” manpower
July 20, 2017
Back in October 2016, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan instructed the heads of all governmental agencies to present proposals regarding reforms to be carried out within the public administration system. “Substitute the term ‘optimization’ with the term ‘drastic cuts’ to avoid misunderstanding,” the PM said at the time. PanARMENIAN.Net, in turn, presents the list of layoffs during the past year.
July 10, 2017
By the decision of Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), new hybrid currency will be introduced in the country. To learn some details, PanARMENIAN.Net talked to CBA numismatist Gevorg Mughalyan, who told about the advantages of the new money and explained why it will not be worn out in a short period of time.
State Revenue Committee changes its policy
June 6, 2017
During the past six months, the policy of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) is undergoing changes. PanARMENAIN.Net presents some of them, including reduction of personnel, tax collection growth and tax amnesty, as well as tax exemption for self-employed citizens.
February 4, 2017
The Armenian National Statistical Service has published the macroeconomic data for the period of January-December 2016, reporting 20% growth as compared to 2015. The export totaled $1,783 billion against $1,485 billion in 2015. The import amounted to about $3,292 billion against $3,239 in 2015 (1,6% growth).
Past year’s achievements and failures
January 10, 2017
PanARMENIAN.Net presents the most important economic developments of the year 2016.
Armenian tax inspectors 4 times ‘lazier’ than Georgian counterparts
November 15, 2016
There has been a lot of talk recently about unnecessary staff members in some state institutions. To make things clear, PAN decided to compare the number of tax inspectors operating in Armenia and Georgia and their responsibilities.
Smartphones instead of food and clothes
October 4, 2016
According to statistical data, despite the decline of Armenian retail business in the first half of 2016, the sales of smartphones, refrigerators, TVs and other equipment has grown.
Armenian cigarettes gaining popularity
May 27, 2016
Torn by wars and terrorism, Iraq was not an attractive market for Armenian businesses just several years ago. Nevertheless, the successful activity of Armenian cigarette exporters made the country their Number 2 destination, following Russia.