The government of newly-elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has approved a multi-million dollar project to build a health spa/center in Dilijan and to improve the resort town’s infrastructure.
The five-year project will be undertaken by the IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) charitable foundation run by Ruben Vardanyan at an estimated cost of AMD 15.682 billion (US $32.2 million).
The project seeks to spur medical tourism in Armenia. IDeA says that 1070 construction and other jobs will be created over the five year period, paying an average monthly wage of AMD 200,000.
Once completed, the health resort and auxiliary buildings will employ 408 permanent workers at an average salary of 500,000 drams.