Chkalov village provided with drinking water with support of VIvaCell-MTS and two foundations

29/07/2015 14:41

Chkalov village provided with drinking water with support of VIvaCell-MTS and two foundations


VivaCell-MTS together with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) marked the completion of another project of the water supply improvement initiative, jointly implemented in rural communities of Armenia.

The water supply network project in Chkalov village included the construction of 22 km-long pipeline. VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, FPWC Founder Ruben Khachatryan, as well as Silva Movsisyan, the director of the US-based “Noyark” foundation for the development of Chkalov village, Governor of Lori region Artur Nalbandyan, Chkalov village Mayor Roman Shakaryan and community members attended the event dedicated to the completion of the project.

The absence of potable water supply network has always been one of the most vital issues of Chkalov community. The villagers used to take water from the only spring situated in the center of the village, which had already become scarce. For years, the project of constructing a water supply network could not be implemented because of the scarcity of community budget.

Propelling the personal volunteering initiatives, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian has donated AMD 13,400,000 from the personal funds for the solution of this vital issue. VivaCell-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) have allocated around AMD 11,000,000, and around AMD 13,700,000 have been provided by the Noyark foundation. The Chkalov community, particularly the younger generation, has actively participated in the construction works. 74 households will benefit from the implemented project.

“People have venerated water from ancient times. There is no need to speak about its crucial importance. Water, as one of four elements of nature, is a source of life. Human health and, in the long run, the quality of our life depend on the quality of the water we drink. Owing to personal donations of individuals and support from a number of organizations, it has become possible to provide potable water in this mountainous village,” VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said.


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