Khachatur Sukiasyan: "Life becomes more expensive again."
Businessman, former MP Khachatur Sukiasyan posted a record on his Facebook page, where he shared his opinion in relation to the rise in price of gas, electric, range of goods and services.
"The price of gas imported to Armenia, as well as the price of electricity has significantly risen again. Of course, prices of number of goods and services will rise (have already increased), in a word, as they say, "life becomes more expensive again." I note only that the government should not let the company "ArmRusgasprom" which has the monopoly in the market, enriches at the expense of people.
I want to draw your attention to another global problem, which, unfortunately, is almost not reminded. In Armenia, there are no natural gas and oil reserves, and of our discontent rising of electricity prices there will not be these stocks. Yes, citizens should demand government's intervention in the settlement of the energy prices.
But we must bear in mind that energy prices in the international market have a tendency to increase. So a strategic goal has become for Armania to develop and implement a strategic program in this area. Efficient use of energy resources, energy resources, reduction of heat loss, introduction of energy conservation, alternative energy sources must become an imperative coming years.
In the name of truth it must be said that Armenia has already conducted some work in this area, has adopted a law on power management. But this is not enough. Often ack of funds is given as a justification for the problem. However, a properly thought-out price and tariff policy in this area can provide a large influx of private investment. Investments can be carried out both in the industrial and community sectors.
Look, for example, how quickly the structure of small hydroelectric power stations are realized in Armenia, because investors got clear and state guarantee, approved by the law. Do not forget that the country still remains advanced engineering and resources that need to be engaged in the implementation of the program.
It is necessary to attract the active cooperation of banks and leasing companies. However, banks do not have much experience in investing in electrosavings, in risk calculations in this case, but with the support of national and international institutions, these issues will be solved step by step. The only important thing to realize clearly that the growth and welfare of the citizens of the country can only be achieved by energy efficiency and the introduction of energy saving technologies. So the energy efficiency of the economy should be a priority of Armenia's economic strategy," says the record.