August 17, 2021 – 14:34 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Artabuynk settlement of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor no longer needs to request agricultural equipment from neighboring communities. Viva-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) resolved the issue within their Eco Villages Network project.
The factory-made Belarus tractor and the Tukan 1600 package baler donated to the community will be available for the villagers to use according to a previously agreed schedule.
“People do want to stay in the village, but sometimes the daily problems they face lead them to leaving their home and work outside the country. To stop the migration, we need to give a hand of help to the villagers. For many years the harvesting period was very problematic for us. Now we can say for sure, that our problems will be alleviated,” said Armen Sedrakyan, the community head of Artabuynk.
The FPWC and Viva-MTS seek ways to contribute to the development of the regions by improving infrastructural conditions of the villages. Partners believe that it will be possible to contribute to the development of rural communities by providing a means of subsistence and a minimum standard of living.
“Being a man of land is a hard yet honorable thing. A man of work knows perfectly well the price of land. Our purpose is to support those engaged in that very responsible task in the remote villages. We strive to implement variety of projects to the best of our ability. We believe this kind of support is as important as the development of infrastructures in remote regions. Now you will have an opportunity to organize your routine work more efficiently and get the maximum of it. Stay strongly tied to your village and make it flourish in an everyday effort,” Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said.