On August 5 the celebratory event dedicated to the Day of Railwayman took place at the Children’s Railway. The CEO of CJSC “South Caucasus Railway” Victor Rebets congratulated the industry employees and their families who gathered there.
“Today the four-thousand-employee team of the railway celebrates its professional holiday. We celebrate it in good results with the infrastructure being modernized, rolling stock upgrading and the quality of its utilization improving. A few years ago we did not have any part of a track that would let the speed reach 80 km/hour. But today the railway has 7 spans where the train speed reaches 100km/hour” – said Victor Rebets.
The Chief Executive Officer also notes the veteran’s important contribution to the development of the railroad industry.
The Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Hermine Naghdalyan congratulated railwaymen with their professional holiday noting the invaluable contribution of the Armenian railwaymen to the economic development of the state, especially in the heavy years of the country. Due to Naghdalyan today the railway is a reliable means for Armenia to export Armenian goods to world markets.
In turn, Minister of Transport and Communication of the RA Gagik Beglaryan stressed that the development of the rail transport was one of the priorities of the economic development of the country. The Minister noted that for the development of the railway necessary investments had been carried out, traffic volumes grew, level of safety increased and SCR fully performed its concession obligations.
Also Vice Mayor of Yerevan Kamo Areyan, chairman of the Confederation of the Trade Unions of Armenia Edward Tumasyan congratulated the railroaders.
During the event a number of railroad workers were awarded with diplomas and awards of JSC “Russian Railways”, the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the RA, CJSC “SCR”, and the representatives of three oldest railway dynasties were awarded the medals “For Loyalty to the Profession”. Later a concert took place.