Water supply improves in Gegharkunik

Nov 15 2004


GAVAR, NOVEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS: An 8.5 km long drinking water
pipeline with a capacity of supplying 25 liters of water per second
was inaugurated today in Armenia’s biggest rural settlement, Vardenik
in the province of Gegharkunik. The construction cost was $88,000.
The bulk of money was released by the Armenian Social Investments
Fund and ten percent was raised by the community.
According to community head Manuk Manukian, future plans include
laying of 53 km long inner pipeline and taking water to residents of
newly built boroughs of the village that has 10,000 population.
In a related development the inner drinking water network of
another village in the province, Norakert, was repaired as part of
Poverty Reduction Program. The repair budget, some $11,5000, was
funded the government of Great Britain.