Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, participated in the official launch of a project titled “Enhancing Private Sector-Led Economic Growth in Dilijan and Adjacent Communities” in Dilijan, Armenia.
The project aims to stimulate business development and contribute to job creation in Dilijan by investing in hard and soft infrastructure. The team will begin their work by transforming an abandoned Soviet-era textile factory into an innovative space for businesses, entrepreneurs and community services.
“The European Union continues to support local and regional authorities in Armenia as we strongly believe in the role of local actors to champion local development and growth,” Ambassador Wiktorin said in her opening speech. “We hope that the renovated ‘Kari Fabrika’ will stimulate economic activity in Dilijan and the Tavush region by supporting the incubation and acceleration of regional small and medium enterprises and by providing advisory and support services indispensable in a unique multifunctional space.”, she concluded.
The “Enhancing Private Sector-Led Economic Growth in Dilijan and Adjacent Communities” project, implemented by Dilijan Municipality in partnership with IDEA Foundation, Tourism and Urbanism Foundation and Dilijan Community Center, is co-funded by the European Union and the IDEA Foundation.