Consultative Meeting with Participation of Governors Held


On January 15, Armen Yeritsyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations of the RA, held the first in the current year consultative meeting with participation of governors. More than a dozen issues were on the agenda.

The meeting discussed the process of implementation of instructions given at the meeting with the RA President. The governors reported to the Minister, that there were not unimplemented recommendations at the moment. TAES Minister A. Yeritsyan instructed the governors to keep the implementation of the given recommendations under permanent attention.

They discussed issues related to the programs implemented by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). In the near future the fund is launching a new program of financial support for agriculture, which will be implemented in a number of regions.

The meeting also touched upon issues relating the enlargement, decentralization and equal regional development of the communities.

On February 14, elections to the heads of local self government bodies and members of Councils will be held in the enlarged communities Tatev of Syunik region, Dilijan of Tavush region and Tumanyan of Lori region.

Minister A. Yeritsyan was informed, that the Regional Development Fund will soon start the selection of programs for the integrated communities. A. Yeritsyan instructed to keep these processes under control.

Performing indicators of own incomes of communities in 2015, as well as the repayment of debts of wages, property tax and land tax related issues were presented and discussed at the consultation.

It was reported, that the actual budget revenues of the RA communities in 2015, as compared to the planned 122,493 billion drams amounted to AMD 125,643 billion (performed by 102.6%).

Performance of own revenues amounted to 97.6%, land tax collection had been implemented by 92.5%, the collection of property tax - 101.6 %.

The Minister instructed to hold inventory in communities with low rates of collection and study the causes of low performance.

The meeting also discussed other issues relating to the regions.

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