Economy

Concept of agricultural development confirmed

The necessity of adopting conception of agricultural development arises from the requirements of efficiently using potential of agrarian sector, setting new rules in the field of agriculture, as well as introducing advanced technologies in agricultural production and leading methods of organization into the international practice.

Concept of agricultural development confirmed

Concept of agricultural development confirmed

STEPANAKERT, FEBRUARY 7, ARTSAKHPRESS:During the first in 2018 meeting of Cabinet held on Wednesday Artsakh Minister of Agriculture, Zhirayr Mirzoyan, told about the abovementioned presenting the program of Artsakh agricultural development concept. In his words, agriculture in Artsakh has great developing potential, but at the moment there are a number of problems and by solving them we will have more efficient, profitable and competitive agriculture.

“The main focus areas underlying the concept are plant cultivation and cattle-breeding sectors development, increase of productivity of veterinary medicine, introduction and expansion of modern irrigation systems, processing of agricultural raw materials, provision of food safety and quality. As a priority we are planning to adopt the complex development project of plant cultivating and irrigation system, we will also suggest some changes in the Land Code,’’ said Zhirayr Mirzoyan emphasizing that some indicators in the concept are to be reached within 10 years.

President Sahakyan gave instructions towards proper realization of the discussed tasks with a special focus on the Agriculture Development Doctrine and the 2018 State Capital Investment Program, pointing out that the issues were of crucial importance for the further socioeconomic development of our country, adding that their solution would require active and purposeful work implementation both by corresponding structures and other state government bodies and economic entities.

Speaking about the Agriculture Development Doctrine the President noted that it would become the most significant guarantee for the proportionate and intensive development of all the sectors of the sphere over the medium and long-term outlook. “The doctrine’s implementation will result in a dynamically developing agriculture ensuring economic stability and predictability, rising self-sufficiency level in the country and tangible increase of the international competitiveness degree”, highlighted in his speech the Head of the State, adding that all the concerned bodies and circles must do the utmost to support within their mandate the successful realization of this pivotal program.

Touching upon the 2018 State Capital Investment Program the President noted that the activities carried out in the sphere would be mostly directed towards housing construction, improvement of building conditions of educational institutions, the construction and reconstruction of cultural centers, healthcare facilities, municipal construction, road building and repairing, their maintenance and exploitation, as well as securing drinking water supply to various settlements. “Projects envisaged for the year of 2018 in the municipal engineering sphere are extensive enough, however they are absolutely realistic and necessitate active and organized work first of all by the ministry of municipal engineering and all the concerned bodies and structures. No efforts must be spared to solve those tasks”, outlined Bako Sahakyan in his speech.