YEREVAN. – Armenian Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Country Representative in Armenia, Anahit Simonyan, on Thursday signed the “Support to Quality Infrastructure Development in Armenia” program document, the Ministry of Economy informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
In his remarks at the event, Kerobyan highlighted this program and expressed a conviction that as a result of its implementation, Armenia will be able to eliminate the technical barriers to trade.
“The program will assist the modernization of Armenia’s metrology system (…), expand Armenia’s participation in international and regional metrology communities, as well as mutual relations with the European Association of National Metrology Institutes [(EURAMET)],” the minister added, in particular.
As a result of this program, sustainable and internationally recognized metrological services will be provided to stakeholders.
UNIDO Managing Director Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, for his part, noted the importance of this program, and lauded the commitment of the Armenian government to the development of metrology.
And Frank Hess, head of the Cooperation Section at the European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia, noted that the EU is glad to support sustainable economic development in Armenia—and for the benefit of all Armenian citizens.
The duration of the program is 39 months, its cost is €4.1 million, of which €4 million are an EU investment, and €100,000—UNIDO.