The infrastructure of the community is being improved in the village of Taghavard, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). The Karmir Shuka-Taghavard road is being asphalted with state funding.
“We started the work on July 1, from the beginning we did earthworks, built drainage systems, laid pipes, then paved the road, and now we are building an asphalt concrete pavement. Two layers of asphalt concrete are envisaged, the first - 6 cm, the second layer - 4 cm,” says Arthur Isakhanyan, responsible for construction.
The Artsakh Ministry of Urban Development supervises road construction. The three kilometers of the 3.6-kilometer-long road has 5 meters wide, 6 meters in the vicinity of the school. Experts are confident in the quality, however, they point out the factor of further care.
“In the future, maintenance should be carried out, that is, the side canals should be cleaned, the side bushes should be cleaned so that the water systems work properly,” says Mher Hambardzumyan, Head of the Road Construction Department of the Artsakh Ministry of Urban Development.
In parallel with the asphalting, the external lighting system of Taghavard is being repaired. The inter-community road will be furnished, it is planned to install 50 new pillars. A philanthropist joined the state program, providing lighting and wiring.
“We started the work 5 days ago, we plan to finish it by the end of this month. In fact, there are no obstacles to finish on time, we have the mechanism, we have the equipment, and we have the labor force. No problem,” says Garik Hayrapetyan, Director of the company.
At the end of July, Taghavard and Karmir Shuka villages will have round-the-clock drinking water. The artesian well, which appeared in the neutral zone after the war, will be connected with a new water line. Most of the earth and pipe connection works have been completed.
“There is a drought, water is scarce, there is a water problem in Karmir Shuka. That's why we decided to use the artesian to deliver equal water to two villages. Our section is 1 km 790 meters from the upper reservoir of the village to the artesian well,” says Oleg Harutyunyan, Head of Taghavard community of Artsakh.
At the moment, the villages of Taghavard and Karmir Shuka receive water for several hours a day.