Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will temporarily work from the Presidential Residence at 26 Baghramyan Street in Yerevan because the government headquarter building, known officially as Government House 1 at Republic Square is under renovation, Report informs, citing local media.
However, in 2019, the building was completely renovated, spending 124.5 million drams or about $325,000.
According to information, another 17.5 million drams were allocated for the repair of the heating system of the government building. After all this, the local authorities decided to start the renovation work again.
However, the reasons for Pashinyan's change of workplace are completely different.
"Apparently, Nikol Pashinyan feels completely safe at Baghramyan 26, and he may decide to settle in this building again," Zhoghovurd wrote.
Employees of the Prime Minister's security service told Pashinyan that the government building is very close to the place of frequent protests and it is easier to enter the building. Therefore, Pashinyan feels safer at 26 Baghramyan Street:
"But this situation caused a concern for President Vahagn Khachaturyan, because Nikol Pashinyan has been placed in his cabinet. Khachaturyan himself went to another office."