On August 3, Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) paid a working visit to the Martakert region, Artsakh. The President got acquainted with the construction works going on in the region, discussed the existing problems with the community leaders in Martakert region and gave a number of instructions.
Harutyunyan presented the vision of the development of Martakert town, noting that in the near future Martakert should become the second largest settlement in the Artsakh. To achieve this, economic and infrastructure development projects are being developed.
The main problem of the city is housing. The President suggested to the people of Martakert to make decisions on rebuilding the ruins left from the war of the 1990s or building new apartments in their place. Martakert will have at least 500 new apartments in the near future.
Referring to security issues, the President stressed that now the security is ensured through cooperation with the Artsakh Defense Army and Russian peacekeeping troops. This cooperation provides an opportunity to solve a number of issues related to daily life.
President Harutyunyan held another meeting with the heads of the villages remaining in the occupied territories of Martakert region. Issues related to resettlement of residents were discussed.
Karen Shahramanyan, Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, Minister of Urban Development Aram Sargsyan took part in the consultation.