July 8, 2021 - 14:46 AMT
Viva-MST, FPWC continue street lighting program in rural Armenian

Viva-MST and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets continue the installation of contemporary and energy-efficient outdoor lighting systems in Armenian communities.

Systematic work is being carried out in remote villages to ensure the effectiveness of the program. The partners have been upgrading old and worn-out infrastructures and, if necessary, working from scratch to build a new modern lighting system.

In Gladzor community of Armenia's Vayots Dzor province, a street lighting system consisting of 48 LED lights was installed. The old and defective infrastructure has been replaced by a new, modern system so that the village of Vernashen can benefit from the results. The light control panel is located at the junction of the administrative areas of the two villages. A secondary street network of about 1800 meters long was illuminated.

The parties involved in the launching of the energy-saving LED system were in contact via video calls. Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets Ruben Khachatryan, the mayor Armen Movsisyan, project coordinator Martin Mralchyan and residents took part in the event.

“Such infrastructure is an important addition for any community. It not only ensures life safety of locals, but also saves community funds. In the long run, the next generation benefits from the use of energy saving system. This is the solution that rejects the approach of only taking and consuming from nature. A compassionate and responsible approach obliges us to always think about those who come after us. You already have that opportunity,” said Yirikian via video call.

The introduction of modern energy-efficient systems allows not only to reduce the gap in the development of the capital vs regions, but also to contribute to the creation of a network of eco-villages while saving community budgets. The implementation of the program significantly contributes to the security of the residents: it reduces the risk of possible wildlife attack during night hours.