Armenia to resume cotton production

November 21, 2018 - Armenia

Armenia will soon resume cotton production with the establishment of a cotton-producing enterprise in the Shirak province that will generate a large number of jobs, the country’s acting first vice-premier Ararat Mirzoyan recently said in the national assembly. The country produced cotton when it was part of the United Soviet Socialist Republic.

The government is directing all investment programs, mostly light industry programs, including textile and cotton production and processing, to the provinces, a news agency quoted Mirzoyan as saying.

The government is also trying to solve the problem of infrastructure by offering subsidies and support, he added. (DS)