The issues related to the resumption of the construction of the Talin-Gyumri section of the “North-South” were discussed

21-03-2017 15:00

On the 21st of March, 2017, Mr. Vahan Martirosyan, Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of Armenia, visited the working base of the Chinese company “Sinohydro Corporation” with H. E. Mr. Tian Erlong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Armenia. Here the Minister and Ambassador had a meeting with Mr. Wen Xiao, Company Head. 

The company “Sinohydro Corporation” carries out the construction works of the “North-South Road Corridor Investment” Program: Talin-Lanjik and Lanjik-Gyumri road sections of the Tranche 3: Talin-Gyumri. Road modernization and widening is scheduled in terms of the rehabilitation: the road having two lanes and a traffic way will have four lanes and two traffic ways.


The Head of the Contractor Company introduced the plan of construction works resuming with the improvement of the weather conditions, singled out the problems which should be corrected before starting the construction. 

The issues related to land allocations, concrete spreading, construction works and quality control mechanisms were discussed. The Minister mentioned that in case of having any problems they could have every-day discussions with the Ministry’s “Transport Programs Implementation Organization” SNGO and found joint solutions. 

The Minister highlighted the importance of constructing a high quality road and expressed hope that the Company would not be left with the terms defined by the Contract. 

Mr. Vardan Karapetyan, Acting Director of the “Transport Programs Implementation Organization” SNGO proposed the management of the “Sinohydro Corporation” to introduce the summarized action plan by the end of March.