September 16, 2020 – 17:36 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – A new street lighting system has been installed in the village of Vaghatin in Armenia’s Syunik province thanks to Viva-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).
37 LED lamps have been installed along the main streets of the village – about 1,400 m long area.
Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian joined the opening ceremony via video call.
“During the project implementation, we found out that in many villages there is no proper infrastructure, and in some settlements they are so old, thus unsuitable for operation. Together with our partners, we strive to be helpful and gradually create conditions ensuring positive development in the villages. This system works using new technologies. Now you see the result of the program – the lighting. Years later, you will feel the more important long-term effect of the system implementation. First, the costs will be reduced, the saved budget funds will be used for another useful initiative, and the environmental efficiency will be registered in years to come. Any positive change will contribute to new achievements,” Yirikian said.
FPWC Founder Ruben Khachatryan, Head of Vaghatin community Shahen Grigoryan and community residents discussed the changes brought by the newly introduced system.
Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient LED lamps, unlike incandescent lamps, consume 80% less electricity and serve with double efficiency. LED lamps are more durable and have a much longer service life than conventional lamps.
In the summer months, the streets will be illuminated in Vaghatin from 21:00 to 01:00, and in winter from 18:00 to 00:00. Holiday lighting will be provided all night long.