ArmInfo. Martiros village is famous for more than 700 years of history. The bordering community, that has many historical and cultural assets, since 1990, has been left with dark streets specific to the war time. In frames of the “Alternative Energy” project, collaboratively implemented by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and VivaCell-MTS, an external lighting system with 52 LED street lights has been installed along 1,716 m long area.
VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, FPWC Founder Ruben Khachatryan, head of Zaritap community Simon Babayan and community residents attended the launch of the modern system.
The usage of environmental friendly and energy saving LED lamps are cost-effective especially for villages having limited resources of the budget. LED lamps are more productive and can reduce the community's outdoor lighting costs up to 80 %.
“Borderland villages remain within the focus of our partners’ and our attention. We do our best to solve the pertaining problems. We often opt for settling those issues on a stage by stage basis to fit the volume of the work to the actual budget. The flexibility of this program allows serving to the needs of our compatriots in various settlements. This year the energy saving system has been implemented in six villages of Vayots Dzor region. The program has embraced two more settlements,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian.
The lamps will lighten the streets of Martiros community from 21:00 to 00:00 in summer, and from 18:00 to 23:00 in winter. The village is to be illuminated the whole night during the holidays.
About the “Alternative Energy” Project
The “Alternative Energy” project aims to reduce pollution and protect the environment by using alternative energy resources, particularly solar thermal systems and LED street lights. This year the project is being implemented in a number of communities in Tavush, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, and Lori regions. As Armenia has a good potential for solar energy, investments in alternative and energy-efficient technologies can significantly benefit to the solution of environmental and social issues. The project is a new format of the long-term cooperation between the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and VivaCell-MTS in the field of environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources.
VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator, having the widest 2G/3.75G/4G network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System). For more information, visit www.mts.am
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