YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Robert Kocharian met with Argentinean-Armenian businessman Eduardo Eurnekian to discuss the pace of implementation of an investment program at Armenia’s biggest airport. Eurnekian also spoke about his intention to invest heavily in Armenia’s agriculture.
In December 2001–Eurnekian signed an agreement with the Armenian government giving him control of Yerevan’s Zvartnots international airport for the next 50 years.
Eurnekian’s Aerpouertos Argentina group–which runs 33 airports across South America–will build a new modern airport terminal within the next three years that will handle the bulk of flights to and from Armenia.
Under the terms of the concession agreement signed by Eurnekian and Prime Minister Andranik Markarian–Aerpouertos Argentina will also expand Zvartnots’s runway and upgrade other airport facilities.
"Our goal is not only to construct a good airport but also ensure high quality services there," Eurnekian had said at the signing ceremony.