Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

“EUforShirak: Wool for Jobs” project was officially launched

25/05/2018 - 14:26

“EUforShirak: Wool for Jobs” project was officially launched

EU for Shirak

On 20 May the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, the Armenian Minister of Agriculture, Arthur Khachatryan, and the Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, Suren Papikyan attended the official launch event of the “EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs” project. The proposed action follows a value chain development approach for woollen products, from sheep to customer. The two-year project has a total budget of €549,819 (the EU contribution is €335,000). The project will be implemented by People In Need – Armenia (PIN), in cooperation with Women’s Development “Resource Center” Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Shirak marz, and the Amasia Municipality.

EU Ambassador congratulated those who have worked hard for the project: ‘To me, this region is one of the most beautiful corners of Armenia and I am so grateful that we can cooperate on new development ideas, create new jobs, and bring hope to the citizens of this marz. This commitment to regional development is long term; we hope very much that the new government can take this commitment forward, and that we can start new initiatives’.

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