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Armenia, World Bank ink $55 mln loan agreement

Armenia, World Bank ink $55 mln loan agreement

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia's Minister of Finance Gagik Khachatryan and World Bank’s Regional Director for the South Caucasus Mercy Tembon sealed an agreement Tuesday, February 23, envisaging a $55 million loan with a 25 year maturity period and a 14.5 year of grace period.

The Local Economy and Infrastructure Development Programme loan agreement signed with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is set to improve infrastructure and institutional capacities to further boost tourism development in Armenia's Ararat, Vayots Dzor and Lori provinces.

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He said that his government would also focus on fighting corruption and "eliminating all barriers that impede business from developing".
“We have a simple problem:we prepare 400-500 specialists each year, while there is demand for 2000 professionals," he said.
At Shirak airport in the northern Armenian town of Gyumri, traffic soared by 150% in the reporting period against 2016.
“The investments will be spent to build a canning factory and slaughterhouses, expand greenhouse farms,” Ignati Arakelyan said.
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