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Safer metro for the residents of Yerevan

11 May 2015
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The EU’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility, the EBRD and the European Investment Bank are continuing their efforts to help further rehabilitate and upgrade the Yerevan Metro, the tunnel, and train carriages. Joint financing since 2010 has already led to significant renovation progress. A ceremony to mark the extension of the existing drainage tunnel under the Metro took place on 11 May 2015.
The event was opened by David Grigoryan, Director of Yerevan Metro: ‘This second phase of support to Yerevan metro is very important to improve the Metro and provide safer conditions to passengers’.
ARS_2537Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that it was a pleasure and honour that the EU consortium was able to continue supporting project activities: ‘The difficulty of enhancing mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe. Yerevan is starting to face this. To this end, the European Commission has developed several policy tools to improve urban mobility and promote cleaner ways of transport in Europe, especially the development of efficient public transport. Today, the EU affirms its commitment to support the city of Yerevan in this endeavour’.
Suma Chakrabarti, the EBRD President, talked about the EBRD’s close cooperation with the Yerevan Municipality and Yerevan Metropolitan, and added that the project would not have been possible without the support of the EU.
The Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, expressed his contentment over the project as he believes the Metro plays a crucial role in the lives of the residents of Yerevan.

Safer metro for the residents of Yerevan

The EU’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility, the EBRD and the European Investment Bank are continuing their efforts to help further rehabilitate and upgrade the Yerevan Metro, the tunnel, and train carriages. Joint financing since 2010 has already led to significant renovation progress. A ceremony to mark the extension of the existing drainage tunnel under the Metro took place on 11 May 2015. The event was opened by David Grigoryan, Director of Yerevan Metro: ‘This second phase of support to Yerevan metro is very important to improve the Metro and provide safer conditions to passengers’. ARS_2537Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that it was a pleasure and honour that the EU consortium was able to continue supporting project activities: ‘The difficulty of enhancing mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe. Yerevan is starting to face this. To this end, the European Commission has developed several policy tools to improve urban mobility and promote cleaner ways of transport in Europe, especially the development of efficient public transport. Today, the EU affirms its commitment to support the city of Yerevan in this endeavour’. Suma Chakrabarti, the EBRD President, talked about the EBRD’s close cooperation with the Yerevan Municipality and Yerevan Metropolitan, and added that the project would not have been possible without the support of the EU. The Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, expressed his contentment over the project as he believes the Metro plays a crucial role in the lives of the residents of Yerevan.