RA ESCS Deputy Minister Karen Giloyan today visited Yerevan State Sports College of Olympic Reserve, where capital construction and refurbishment works are underway.

The Deputy Minister together with the director of the College Vaghinak Galustyan toured the construction site and got acquainted with the ongoing work. V. Galustyan noted that the construction works of the new building of the hostel are at the final stage; the exploitation of the building is scheduled for September. The building will be equipped with modern solutions in line with international standards and will be adapted for athletes with disabilities. There will be a library, a medical center and a college museum on the ground floor, and on the other four floors will have 44 rooms for 150 athletes, as well as an amphitheater.

ESCS Deputy Minister Karen Giloyan noted that after the successful completion of the work, the College will be able to host both Armenian national teams and foreign training camps, and implement international programs: “Needless to speak about the necessity and importance of having a sports college in accordance with international standards. The College has made a great contribution to the development of Armenian sports, but we shouldn’t stop, we need to keep pace with the times. I expect that in the near future there will be all the modern environment for becoming a world-class athlete and getting a competitive education.”

The director of the College Vaghinak Galustyan assured that even after the completion of the construction works the College development activities and the improvement of the territory will be ongoing.

ESCS Deputy Minister also visited the educational building of the College and the gyms, followed the educational process. Karen Giloyan had a meeting with the College staff. During the working discussion, the Deputy Minister answered questions concerning the provision of a social package, financial, sports medicine and several other issues of interest to employees.

"Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the post-war situation, this year will be difficult from the financial point of view, but the works won’t be interrupted, and the available funds will be used reasonably. Extensive working activities are being carried out in all directions. Soon, a Higher School of Excellence will operate in Yerevan, and work is underway to provide social packages to the coaches,” said Giloyan adding that several programs and regulations are currently under revision, and possible changes will be exclusively for the benefit of Armenian sports.