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File:Hamalir1-rferl.jpg The Sports and Music Complex (Marzahamergayin Hamalir) was opened in 1984. Stairs along a cascade of fountains lead visitors to the Complex, reminiscent of the silhouette of a huge bird with open wings. The building itself resembles the Sydney Opera House of Australia.

Regarding the privatization of Hamalir by Murad Muradian, ARAVOT reported that yesterday the newspaper received a call from Moscow from Harutiun Muradian, an MP from the National Unity party and the elder brother of Murad Muradian, the owner of BAMO Company. According to H. Muradian, someone may have suggested that Murad buy "Hamalir" Complex, but, "I am sure and state with responsibility that this advice would not be successful and this is not kind advice.” The paper goes on to say that yesterday they received another call from the residents of Ajapnyak community, who said that the inside of the “Hamalir” complex is undergoing demolition.




Today the RA authorities sold the sport-concert complex after Karen Demirchyan for 5 million 700 thousand USD. The contract was signed today between the RA Government and the Russian organization BAMO.

After the signing the organization rendered a 40-minute press conference. The head of the BAMO holding Mourad Mouradyan started the meeting with the journalists with these words, `We are residents of Martouni, and we were born and educated in Armenia...'. In one word, the new owners of the Complex tried to soothe the negative attitude towards them created in the Republic and introduced themselves as patriots.

According to the BAMO head, the RA President has put forward two conditions: the name of the Complex must not be changed, and it must preserve its functional meaning. The organization has agreed. According to the contract the area of 19.5 hectares including the fountains and the stairs has also been sold. The organization has taken up the commitment to make an investment of 9-10 million USA in 3 years.