Armenian PM attends opening of central veterinary laboratory in Yerevan
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan participated today in the opening of the central veterinary laboratory in Erebuni community of Yerevan. The Republican Veterinary Anti-epidemic and Diagnostic Center has been reconstructed within the framework of the “Fighting against Bird Flu” program, implemented by the funding of the World Bank, Japanese PHRD Fund and Bird and People Flu Organization ($ 1,5 bln), government’s information department reported.Vice President for the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia Region, Philippe Le Houerou was present at the opening ceremony as well.
After cutting the symbolic ribbon, Tigran Sargsyan and Philippe Le Houerou walked around in the building, got acquainted with technical equipment opportunities of the laboratories and working conditions.
The repaired and updated center currently occupies 3 200 square meter territory, and each department has its separate laboratory. It completely meets international standards of class II biological safety laboratories and accreditation.
The center has been rendered technical support and provided necessary equipments by the Greek government, United States International Development Agency, United Nations Agency for Food and Agriculture and U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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