YEREVAN (Hayastani Hanrapetutiun)–Natural gas is now available to 104 apartmen’s in the Erebouni district of Yerevan after a seven year shutdown. An experimental setup involving gas meters was installed with each consumer.
Head of the Armgas state enterprise–M. Ohanesian said this was made possible by the Italian company Siamprogetti. For the first time–polyethylene pipes have been used in the distribution system.
Ohanesian said that a program was created to restore natural gas in the city–which will be implemented gradually within a few years. According to preliminary estimations–$26.5 million is required for implementation of the project. It is expected that natural gas will be provided to almost 200,000 apartmen’s–and a meter will be installed in all the apartmen’s.