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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #21
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fantastic, great, wow, very nice, How well is Armenia doing economically, has this effect repeated all over Armenia or only the Capitol?
I found a striking similarity between Armenia and Albania in size, population, economy. Armenian economy seems to be even more developed (service sector vs agricultural sector) and dynamic than Albanian one.

From CIA

Albania
Area:
total: 28,748 sq km

Armenia
Area:
total: 29,800 sq km

Albania
Population:
3,563,112 (July 2005 est.)

Armenia
Population:
2,982,904 (July 2005 est.)

Albania
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$17.46 billion (2004 est.)

Armenia
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$13.65 billion (2004 est.)

Albania
GDP - real growth rate:
5.6% (2004 est.)

Armenia
GDP - real growth rate:
9% (2004 est.)

Albania
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $4,900 (2004 est.)

Armenia
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $4,600 (2004 est.)

Albania
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 46.2%
industry: 25.4%
services: 28.4% (2004 est.)

Armenia
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 22.9%
industry: 36.1%
services: 41.1% (2004 est.)
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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #22
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Those a great projects

BTW Armenia is my favourite country in that region
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #23
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Leave Albania out of this please, dont be annoying.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #24
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I'm really glad you all have enjoyed the pictures and information! I spend way too much time documenting and researching this stuff, so I'm sure you'll hear lots more about it from me. Thanks for all the welcomes!

BTW, I love that Cathedral, too!!! Construction was completed in 2001, I think, to coincide with the 1700th anniversary of Christianity in Armenia.


Khapz: I laughed to no end because you referred to Armenians as Armos. lol That's what we call ourselves (in somewhat derogatory terms, but still), and few 'outsiders' know the word. lol The community here is very large -- the whole of California has about 400,000, so it'd be quite a shock to someone from Australia! lol

mic of Orion: So far, this magnitude of development has been limited to Yerevan. But really, the rest of Armenia is rural or made of small towns. The second largest city has just over 100,000 people. However, there is another place where this kind of development has been seen, and that is Nagorno-Karabagh's capital, Stepanakert. I don't want to go too much into that (so I won't start a fight over the region! lol) -- but the Diaspora has funded highway projects, school reconstruction projects, new housing, hotels, etc in that small town of 70,000 people.

Pan Stanislav: Yes, I was born in the Diaspora (USA), and so were my parents (they were born in Syria). It's quite a challenge to maintain your heritage in the States, but we try our best!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:23 PM   #25
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It's quite a challenge to maintain your heritage in the States, but we try our best!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #26
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Leave Albania out of this please, dont be annoying.
Hey, mean no offence to anyone, I'm just such a comparison&statistic freak
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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #27
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The projects look amazing. I am glad the diaspora is helping this much.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #28
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BTW, I love that Cathedral, too!!! Construction was completed in 2001, I think, to coincide with the 1700th anniversary of Christianity in Armenia.
That's interesting...! I like the looks of Armenian churches...

Do you know about this one? It's famous...

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 12:18 AM   #29
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Well personally I don't think this thread should stay here but if we have that delusional guy claiming Azerbaijan is Eastern Europe post threads here I guess this is even more entitled to stay.
And great projects, I am amazed at the quality of some buildings!
and of course, Welcome! I doubt we have any Armenian members, so it's good to get at least one.
First, i don't claim it since Azerbaijan and other caucasian republics are situated in disputable Caucasus. It is a part of Europe and Asia at the same time. I don't want to stay on this theme anymore.

Second, i am glad to see someone representing Armenia here in this forum. Welcome here! Yerevan is an interesting city, we would like you to tell more about projects in Yerevan and other cities of Armenia.
In spite of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the doors of this forum are opened for everyone and i hope the conflict will be solved soon.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 01:22 AM   #30
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If only political conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia were solved in a manner and attitude you just presented, things would have been a lot better.



btw, now we need someone from Georgia
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:14 AM   #31
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I personally think that the Caucas is Eastern Europe.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:18 AM   #32
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Same here.
Eastern Europe is not rich enough to let such beatiful regions like Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan get taken by Central Asia

Btw, great project
Armenia's diaspora is quite strong and thats good. I heard someone say even that there's more Armenians in Russia then in Armenia itself.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 03:43 AM   #33
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I'm Armenian myself (born and raised in Yerevan) and I have to say that all these projects look amazing! Armenia is finally crawling out of the gutter. And on top of that the govt is reporting that the GDP has grown an astonishing 12% since 2005.

I found some models of what the new terminal at Zvartnots will look like, and also a detailed article. The interesting thing is that the two models are differ in that the top one has more air bridges and the terminal itself appears to be a bit larger.



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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #34
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Yerevan

Hate to ruin everyone's excessive love for the new buildings, but I think they're rather lifeless and that we can do much better. I'm Armenian, by the way.

There are new condominium complexes with ungodly high prices being sold to diasporans and repatriates who don't seem to care how much they are charged. Such a shame.

Here are some more constructions:

Ararat Towers http://www.ararattowers.com/ (Kind of dull if you ask me.)



Windows to Ararat http://www.windowstoararat.am/ (This one looks okay, they're not very tall)

Golden Palace Hotel http://www.goldenpalacehotel.am/ (This one looks interesting, they were constructing it when I was last there, it's finished and open now...)



Hermek http://www.hermek.com/ (Luxury condominium)


There's more, but that's all I feel like posting right now...
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:18 AM   #35
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Its not Yerevan is in Asia
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #36
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wow Yerevan is doin great
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Old December 5th, 2005, 06:22 AM   #37
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Nice to see some other Armenians on here! Parev tsez!

ArmNB: I agree that some of the condo towers are kind of bleh. So are the buildings on North Avenue. But the fact that these are being built in the first place is the positive sign, for me. Just as important is the alleviation of poverty. All the pieces of the puzzle must come together. We need cafes and restaurants and hotels and nice, modern streets with new shops for the tourism industry. But we also need to reduce poverty. We need to get all those factories in the regions (marzes) open again. We need to cut down on corruption. It all needs to happen, but seeing these first steps is encouraging, and should be cause for optimism for 'hamayn hayootian.' I went off an a tangent there, sorry...

Migman: I'm glad to see that the airport renovations and expansions finally have some concrete construction dates. When I arrived in Yerevan Zvartnots in 2000, the arrivals terminal was falling apart. I'm really glad it's being refurbished. The top, departures area was much nicer.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #38
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Some new shots of the North Avenue project:
















From a few months ago (November):









Now, some new shots of the nearly-completed addition at Yerevan State University:









The new Sports Committee building:



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Old January 29th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #39
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wooooooow..some really nice projects and it's really good to see that armenia is developing fast..your people deserve it after all that you have been through
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Old January 29th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #40
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Great stuff! I'm really glad to see so much development! I am planning to visit Armenia this summer! looking forward to it! really can't wait!
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