Abandoned Soviet-Era Sewing Factory In Dilijan To Be Transformed Into Innovative Space For Businesses

The Dilijan textile factory and its adjacent area are planned to be transformed into a modern multi-functional space to host the co-location of enterprises and individuals.

The project is focused on the development of small business and creative industries with the involvement of residents of Dilijan and Tavush region.

The official launch of the project “Enhancing private sector-led economic growth in Dilijan and adjacent communities” was held on the 7th of June in Dilijan Municipality with the participation of Andrea Wiktorin Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, David Sargsyan, Mayor of Dilijan, Narek Ghushchyan, Deputy Governor of the Tavush Region.

The EU-funded project (EUR 1 mln) is implemented by Dilijan Municipality in partnership (and co-funding) with IDeA foundation, Tourism and Urbanism Foundation and Dilijan Community Center. The Project is implemented in the framework of the EU regional “Mayors for Economic Growth” Facility.

The area for renovation is 5 500 m2 (3500 m2 plus garden), which will be constructed as a multi-functional cultural and production hub – dedicating spaces for artisanal production, leisure, art, commerce, innovation, and tourism. The adjacent territory will be transformed into park and recreation area.

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