Today, in the Armenian parliament, ARF MP Artzvik Minasyan introduced a bill to create an ad-hoc committee to look into the affairs of the Nairi Rubber Plant.
Minasyan noted that an investigative report had surfaced in the Armenian press claiming that a move was underway to bring the plant to its knees and have it declared bankrupt.
He said the move, indirectly, was directed against
Minasyan said that other than a parliamentary investigation it would be impossible to expose who is behind the plot.
The MP said that plant’s estimated accumulated debts range between US$150 and $400 million.
Noting that the plant’s 3,000 employees are now basically out of work, Minasyan argued that defending their rights and restoring Nairi’s economic viability should be a prime objective of the government.
He said the parliament has a crucial role to play in this regard.
Minasyan said that the government has been avoiding the question of creating an ad-hoc committee by claiming that it is working to bring the plant back on line.
He said that on the contrary, the government has failed to provide a plan of action for the plant.
Minasyan asked how the government plans to pay off the debts of the plant and restore it to viability.