Dean Hashim Sarkis of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning

Armenian Premier, Experts from MIT Discuss Gyumri’s Development


GYUMRI (Armenpress) — Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan received on October 5 Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Hashim Sarkis and expert in urban planning Brent Ryan.

Cooperation prospects for the development of Gyumri were discussed at the meeting.

MIT’s experts noted that they arrived in Armenia on a visit at the invitation of Tumo Center for Creative Technologies to get acquainted with the capacities of Gyumri and for developing innovative approaches aimed at fostering the development of the city.

Karapetyan presented his vision for the development of the city, stressing that Gyumri has the potential to become one of the draws for Armenia. He saluted the visit of MIT’s experts to Armenia and suggested that the future steps should be discussed together with the specialists of the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA) and the Center for Strategic Initiatives, underlining that the government is ready for a long-term productive cooperation.



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