Trip To Lori
Guests on the trip included repatriates and potential repatriates from Lebanon, USA, Syria, Iran, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Dubai, Austria, and Spain, as well as locals

Trips outside the city with over 50 repatriates is always an interesting event. A trip through Lori, exploring its development and technology centers alongside a repat-owned business is even more so. On September 29, with the help of Zatik Tours and Services (repat-owned) for transportation, Repat Armenia took 52 individuals out to the neighboring province.

The two main centers visited were the Vanadzor Technology Center, housing a number of tech startups as well as a few seasoned IT enterprises, and the newly opened COAF SMART Center, a huge institution allowing children from over 6 villages to study and acquire new skills free-of-charge. The visitors have remarked on how much they enjoyed the trip and look forward to similar ones in the future. In cities and regions where development is often slow, these operations lend to a significant quickening of the process, bringing jobs, skills and some much-needed diversity with them. 

Guests on the trip included repatriates and potential repatriates from Lebanon, USA, Syria, Iran, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Dubai, Austria, and Spain, as well as locals. Photos from the day were generously provided by Canadian repatriate Shant Kel Khacherian. 

Finally, the group settled in for a delicious dinner at Stepanavan’s Carahunge restaurant, finding a hidden treasure about a 3-hour drive outside Yerevan. There is so much to see in Lori as a whole and we look forward to organizing more trips into Armenia’s regions, from the average family man to the businessman keen on finding new investments. 

 
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