On March 9, 2022, Acting Deputy Director of the “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” Armen Khojoyan and representatives of the EPIU’s departments arrived to Dilijan city, Aghavnavank, Gosh, Teghut, Khachardzan, Haghartsin administrative districts of Dilijan enlarged municipal community of Tavush region on a working visit to officially submit field roads built under the “Strengthening land based adaptation capacity in communities adjacent to protected areas in Armenia” project to the community.
The “Strengthening land based adaptation capacity in communities adjacent to protected areas in Armenia” grant program is funded by the Adaptation Fund of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The objective of the four-year project launched in 2019 is to reduce the climate risk vulnerability of local communities living adjacent to the “Khosrov Forest” and “Dilijan” National Park by strengthening the adaptive capacity of the agricultural sector and reinforcing their institutional and planning capacity for climate change adaptation. The beneficiary communities of the program are Dilijan enlarged municipal community (Dilijan, Aghavnavank, Gosh, Khachardzan, Haghartsin and Tehut) of Tavush region, Vedi enlarged municipal community (Urtsadzor, Shaghap and Landzhanist) of Ararat region and Mrgahovit and Fioletovo communities of Lori region.
Thanks to the reconstruction of about 25,000 metres of field roads and the installation of 38 drainage pipe crossings in the community, the accessibility of remote pastures has increased, and the load on nearby pastures has decreased.
The representatives of the EPIU, construction and control organizations, Dilijan enlarged municipal community participated in the ceremony of submission of the field roads.
As part of the business trip, representatives of the EPIU also visited Dilijan State College, where they got acquainted with the current work, the conditions of the eco-club created at the college with the assistance of the SA, and discussed the upcoming tasks with representatives of the eco-club.