PRESIDENT OF THE NAGORNO KARABAGH REPUBLIC VISITED MARTAKERT REGION
Azat Artsakh Daily
18 Aug 08
Republic of Nagorno Karabakh [NKR]
On 16 August President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan
visited Martakert region. The first place the President visited was
the Khachen water reservoir. Bako Sahakyan was satisfied with the
course of reconstruction activities carried out in the reservoir
and reiterated the role of the Khachen water reservoir in economic
development of the republic.
In the village of Nor Maragha the President met the villagers and
representatives of the local self government bodies and discussed
situation in the community. The Head of the State noted that some
problems the village faces, in particular the issue of drinking water
supply, would be solved in the nearest future. The next place the
President visited was the village of Vaghouhas. There Bako Sahakyan
met people and representatives of local self government bodies of
Vaghouhas and nearby villages of Haroutyunagomer and Khnkavan and
discussed the state of affairs in these communities.
President Sahakyan mentioned that in some projects to be carried
out in the village of Vaghouhas, such as the construction of a
secondary school for 250 pupils, would be included in the 2009 state
budget. The President underlined the importance of making initiatives
from the communities and using local potential, which is according
to the Head of the State the one of the key guarantees of success.
President Sahakyan visited also the sources of the Trghe River and got
acquainted with activities to change the river bed towards the Sarsang
water reservoir. The President underlined strategic importance of this
project, which will allow having new irrigated lands and construct
several hydroelectric stations. Premier Ara Haroutyunayn and other
officials accompanied the President during the visit.