Highway constructed with Lincy Foundation donation gets ruined
11-km long Voskepar-Kirants highway in Tavush region, bypassing border territory, was constructed in 2001-2003 with a donation of Lincy Foundation. The highway construction was implemented by Dorozhnik Ltd. According to Aravot daily, the highway cost $7 million. However, highway asphalt is getting destroyed in around 20 sections, making it difficult for vehicles to drive. Experts say one of the causes for this is a weak foundation of asphalt, and the road destruction is largely to be blamed on the poor quality of construction, the paper writes.
“One of the key achievements of the project implemented with UNDP/GEF support is the inclusion and support of extra-curricular environmental education as a strategic approach. This was a direct result of the series of roundtables jointly organized with EEN members and policymakers,” adds Sahakyan.