MCA-Armenia And Hayjrnakhagits Institute Sign Contract


March 25, 2008

YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS: Millennium Challenge Account – Armenia
SNCO announced the award of a consulting contract to "Hayjrnakhagits
Institute" CJSC for the design and construction supervision of 4
gravity irrigation systems as part of the MCA-Armenia Irrigated
Agriculture Project Infrastructure activity.

The contract was signed by MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Hovsepyan and the
director of "Hayjrnakhagits Institute" CJSC Yuri Javadyan.

This contract will focus on the feasibility analysis, preparation of
final designs and technical supervision of works for constructing
four gravity irrigation systems and effectively replacing up to 22
deteriorated and inefficient Soviet-era pumping stations.

The construction of four gravity irrigation systems will provide a
stable water supply to approximately 3000 hectares of farmland in 16
rural communities throughout Syunik marz.

The four gravity schemes are: Meghri, Tsav-Shikahogh, Spandaryan
and Norashenik (Syunik marz). The contract value is USD 390,000,
spanning a period of 39-months.

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