Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon 2014 raises over 12 million dollars
Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon 2014 raised over 12 million dollars on November 27.
"Thank you for being a part of Telethon 2014!
Be sure to check our blog (blog.armeniafund.org) regularly for updates from the homeland. Your donations are making a big difference in Armenia, including Artsakh", Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Facebook page states.
Accoridng to the Fund's official web-site, proceeds from the 2014 Telethon of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, held on November 27, will be used to implement the final phase of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway construction project.
With funds raised during the 2013 Telethon, the first phase of the project was kicked off in early 2014 and is slated to be completed by year’s end. To date, crews have performed earthwork and installed all required engineering systems and fittings including drainage grates and pipes, embankments, crash barriers, and retaining walls. Crews have also built or refurbished a total of 17 big and small bridges, including abutments, along the route. Currently sidewalks are being built in sections of the highway that pass through towns and villages.
The Vardenis-Martakert Highway has a total length of about 116 kilometers and a width of ten meters, seven of which will be comprised of asphalted surfaces. Close to 12 kilometers of the highway’s Vardenis-Karvachar segment have already been asphalted. The next segment, up till Martakert, is currently paved with gravel and is suitable for car traffic.
With proceeds from the 2014 Telethon, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund will complete the asphalting of the entire highway as well as install all remaining safety and navigation components, including traffic signs and lane marks.