Hakob Karapetyan, Spokesman for the Yerevan Municipality, invited a press conference to settle the controversial issue of the donated garbage trucks.
He showed the reporters five deeds of gift on the donation of 21 trucks. Below is a list of the donor organizations:
- Alex & Holding
- Ann & S Construction
- Hayrapet Hovhannisyan & Sargis Khurshudyan
- HBM Group
- Chinese Embassy in Armenia
Asked why the donors were not named earlier, Mr Karapetyan said that donation is not a momentary process. Naming the donors before the negotiations and signing of agreements were completed would hinder the process. A diploma awards ceremony is expected to be held at the end of the year. The donors have now been named at public request.
As to why Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan denied donation by Samvel Alexanyan despite the fact that Alex & Holding is among the donors, Mr Karapetyan said that the deed of gift with the Yerevan Municipality was signed by the director, who is not Mr Alexanyan.
Ten other deeds of gift are being finalized.