MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Havsepyan and Irrigation team members had a working visit to the Arzni-Shamiram main canal, where construction works had been commenced since January 14. The Contractor is now dismantling the old concrete blocks and will finish the concrete lining works for 4.2km section of Arzni-Shamiram main canal before the beginning of irrigation season.
4.2km section of Arzni-Shamiram
On January 16, 2009, MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Hovsepyan officially handed certificates to the representatives of financial organizations, which implemented the first round of Credit component of the Water-to-Market activity. These organizations are: Converse Bank, Armbusiness Bank, Farm Credit Armenia and Nor Horizon credit organizations. The ceremony was attended by Richard Hurelbrink, the team
At its last meeting of 2008, which was held on December 24, the Stakeholders' Committee discussed the issue of efficiency of the Credit Program of Water-to-Market activity and voted for the continuity of the Project. The SC members encouraged the implementers to put in new mechanisms to achieve better implementation and improve the Credit Project.
The Credit Project will be implemented by
Before passing on to the official part of the meeting, Mass Media representatives had the opportunity to ask their questions to the Chairman of the SC previous meeting Alexander Ter-Hovakimyan and the MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Hovsepyan.
MCA-Armenia Annual Report was presented to the SC members
The Committee discussed the opportunities of further improvement of the Credit Project. With an
On December 17, 2008 the first market information system in Armenia, funded by Water to Market (WtM) Activity of the Millennium Challenge Account - Armenia, was launched. At the official launching ceremony the international best practices of the system, its need for Armenia and the use of the system were presented. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mr. Samvel
On December 7-9 Ara Hovsepyan, MCA-Armenia CEO, Rudolf Petrosyan, Procurement Officer, Hakob Petrosyan, Rural Road Rehabilitation Project Officer and Myron Hirniak, MCC Deputy Country Director had a working visit to Georgia. The aim of the visit was to get acquainted with the Millennium Georgia Fund progress (it is launched 6 months prior to MCA-Armenia, in March 2006), particularly works which
The Minutes of the Stakeholders' Committee December 1, 2008 meeting is available here.