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New energy-efficient modern technologies introduced in Kartchaghbyur

16/09/2021

With the support of Viva-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), within the “EcoVillage Network” programme, 35 LED lights were installed in Kartchaghbyur community of Armenia’s Gegharkunik region illuminating around 1300 m of streets: the streets adjacent to the schools and three second-lined streets.


Due to the introduction of an environmental and energy-saving outdoor lighting system, the financial burden in rural communities is significantly reduced
“This program is an opportunity to solve more than one problem in one go. It helps develop infrastructures in villages, decrease the gap in development between the capital and the rural communities to some degree, and change the attitudes to the nature: conservation gets predominating over unending consumerist approach. And all that is reached through introducing green technologies. This is a program with a long-lasting effect,” Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said at the official launch of the newly built energy-saving system.

Unlike electrical bulb lights, LED lights are more efficient and durable, last much longer, using up to 80% less power. Due to the introduction of an environmental and energy-saving outdoor lighting system, the financial burden in rural communities is significantly reduced. The saved community funds are directed to programs aimed at revitalizing rural life.

LED lights will illuminate the village streets from 21:00 to 00:00 in summer and from 18:00 to 23:30 in winter. During the holidays, lighting will be provided throughout the night.

Viva-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) are actively pursuing the infrastructure development program in different communities.
By ITEL
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