On the 4th of May, 2012, Memorandum of Intentions “on the Intention of the Construction of the Railway to the “Zvartnots” International Airport” was signed at the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia

The Memorandum was signed by the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia, “South Caucasus Railway” CJSC and “Armenia International Airports” CJSC.

 

Following the aim to ensure the growing volumes of the passenger and cargo transportation to the “Zvartnots” International Airport, Parties expressed their intention to construct the mentioned railway within the framework of the Public-Private Partnership in the shortest possible timeframes. “Armenia International Airports” CJSC has ordered the design of the railway construction to the Airport.

 

The strategic program of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on approximation of the transport infrastructures to the “Zvartnots” International Airport, the international logistic center and the free economic zone in the adjacent territory served as basis to sign the Memorandum.

 

The new railway alignment has been developed, which will connect the city of Yerevan to the passenger and cargo complex of the “Zvartnots” International Airport with an express train. Its total length is approximately 7.5 km. The approximate cost of the alignment construction without the alienation zone is around 5 million USD.

 

 

 

On the 27th of April, 2012, a contract was signed between the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia and the Spanish company ''Corsan Corviam Construccion SA'' in the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

On the 27th of April, 2012, a contract was signed between the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia and the Spanish company ''Corsan Corviam Construccion SA'' in the Government of the Republic of Armenia, according to which the Company was announced the winner of the Open International Tender on Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Tranche 1 /Yerevan-Ararat and Yerevan-Ashtarak/ and Tranche 2 /Ashtarak-Talin/ announced by the ''North-South'' Road Corridor Investment Program.

The project aims at high-speed concrete-cover highway with 100 km/h of speed and 4 traffic lines.

The anticipated duration of reconstruction and rehabilitation works for the road sector Tranche 1 /Yerevan-Ararat and Yerevan-Ashtarak/ is 18 months, and for the road sector Tranche 2 /Ashtarak-Talin/ - 36 months.

 

 

On the 21st of April, 2012, in the Vanadzor-Ayrum section of the Armenian Railway the bridge of Zamarlu was put into operation

Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Vyacheslav Kovalenko, Embassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Manuk Vardanyan, Minister of Transport and Communication of Armenia and Mr. Vladimir Yakunin, President of the ''Russian Railways'' OJSC, participated in the opening ceremony of the bridge.

The bridge over the gorge of Zamarlu was constructed in 1898, and is the biggest bridge constructed in the Russian Empire. Its length exceeds 253,15 meters and the height - 44 meters. The new bridge was constructed right next to the bridge of Zamarlu, and will be the one to be exploited by the Railway. It is noteworthy that all the construction works were realized without changing the external look of the old bridge, which has ensured the maintenance of the historical significance of the strong and reliable new bridge. After the reconstruction the length of the new routes of Zamarlu are 169,5 meters, and the height is 44 meters.

The bridge of Zamarlu has been under reconstruction in the framework of the investment program by the “South Caucasus Railway” CJSC since 2010. The design of the bridge was implemented by the company “Transproject”, and the construction was realized by “BridgeConstruct” CJSC. More than 250.000 USD has been allocated from the State Budget for the realization of the works.

 

 

On the 2nd of August, 2011, tender was announced to select a contracting organization for the ''North-South'' Road Corridor Investment Program – Project 1 and Project 2

On the 2nd of August, 2011, a tender was announced in the framework of the Program funded by the Asian Development Bank to select a contracting organization to implement civil works of reconstruction and rehabilitation for M1 Ashtarak-Talin road, km 29+600 – km 71+500 (Section 1), M2 Yerevan-Ararat road, km 9+312 – km 47+400 (Section 2) and M1 Yerevan-Ashtarak road, km 18+370 – km 29+773 (Section 3).

 

The “North-South” Road Corridor Investment Program is anticipated to be fully complete in 2017. Following the aim to ensure the maximum efficiency of the tender, presentations on the ''North-South'' Road Corridor Investment Program will be made in Yerevan, Seoul, Beijing and Frankfurt in August 10-15, 2011.

            Details regarding the tender are available at the official websites of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia (http://www.mtc.am) and the Asian Development Bank (http://www.adb.org).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 8th of June, 2011, the Republic of Armenia officially joined the TACHOnet network.

The first Digital Tachograph Cards for Armenia.

On the 8th of June, 2011, the Republic of Armenia received its National Keys for the Digital Tachograph System with which Armenia officially joined the TACHOnet network.

On the 10th of June, 2011, the keys were transmitted to the company ''PWPW'' (Polish Security Printing Works). The company had won the international tender for personalization of the digital tachograph cards which was announced by the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia. After 2 weeks of testing, Armenia will be able to issue the cards.

Meanwhile, since 2006 the Republic of Armenia has joined the European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport (AETR), which provides the usage of control devices in transport vehicles carrying goods.

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