The opening ceremony of the new pumping station and irrigation system in Araksavan village took place on June 20, at 16:00.
The new pump station and a new irrigation system was constructed as a result of joint cooperation between “Eurasia” CPO and the Embassy of Japan in Armenia within the framework of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
Within the framework of this program, Araksavan community will be given the opportunity to irrigate 60 hectares of community lands.
The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Fukushima Masanori, General Director of "Eurasia" CPO Liana Yesayan, Governor of Ararat Province Sedrak Tevonyan, Deputy Governor of Ararat Province Artavazd Nazaretyan, General Secretary of Ararat Province Artur Mkrtchyan, Head of Artashat community of Ararat region Karlen Mkrtchyan,, Head of Araksavan Community Atom Tadevosyan,and other officials, local people and etc.
In his speech, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Fukushima Masanori noted ․ "Reflecting the Japanese Government's resolute commitment to the Human Security Concept, the construction of a new irrigation system is possible in the sense that the protection of human life depends heavily on the quality of infrastructure. We sincerely hope that this assistance will increase the quality of life of the residents, will ensure their social and economic well-being. "
The governor of Ararat region Sedrak Tevonyan added that one of the primary tasks of the government is to provide the villagers with irrigation water. This program is a great support not only to Araksavan settlement, its inhabitants, but to the whole region.
According to Liana Yesayan, General Director of "Eurasia" CPO, "the program will contribute to the improvement of the socio-economic situation of Araksavan settlement, sustainable development, giving an opportunity to 64 households of the settlement to have irrigation water, to be engaged in agriculture."