ANC faction deputy Aram Manukyan has heavily criticized the loan of US $30 million taken from the World Bank for the rehabilitation of the energy sector companies and considered it to be a 'blackmail' at the press conference held at the Media Center on 23 February.
'The state is taking out a loan for a private company, the state shouldn't be interested whether or not the company operates well. You can relate with private companies only in regard with tax evasion. Second, let them answer why they have increased the electricity price and why they are blackmailing that if they are not given the loan, they will increase the price. How a loan can be taken out without know its redemption ways and strategy?
'The loan doesn't submit to creating working places, it doesn't lead to development, which will help to pay off your debts. Our authorities don't know hot to pay off loans. The loan agreement doesn't mention how the money will be distributed. That is, this announcement doesn't have any programs and exact calculations. It doesn't mention the financial gap,' said the other presenter Artak Manukyan.
Aram Manukyan said that they had submitted their examinations on the ENA to the public prosecutor's office to initiate a criminal case on evading taxes and abuse.
17:29 February 24, 2016