Both the central and local authorities have been talking about the development of the second Armenian town Gyumri recently.
Nowadays, tourism is one of the primary directions of the city's development and the government promises to provide multimillion investments for the development of the sector.
In this context, even RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has invested his personal funds in Gyumri. However, among numerous programs to develop Gyumri, there is no single program to relieve the city from the shelters and solve the problem of homelessness for about 30 years. Temporary wagon-shelters can be seen in different, even in the central parts of the city.
Media Center initiated and held a discussion in Gyumri on November 10, entitled “Gyumri Development Programs and Solutions to Homelessness Issues: Efficiency of Budgetary Expenditures” . An invitation was sent both to local government bodies and NGOs concerned of the issue.