ARMENIANS RAISE MONEY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD FROM ARMENIA TO KARABAKH VIA KELBAJAR

Turan Information Agency, Azerbaijan
November 30, 2013 Saturday

Yerevan/29.11.13/Turan:

The leader of Karabakh separatists Bako Sahakyan continues to tour
the countries, where the Armenian Diaspora lives, to raise funds for
the Hayastan Fund. On November 28 in Los Angeles a telethon was held,
which raised $ 22.6 million. These funds will be used for construction
of a road Vardenis - Mardakert, 115 km.

It would connect the north-eastern regions of Armenia and
Nagorno-Karabakh through Kelbajar.

With the commissioning of this route, the road from Armenia to Karabakh
will be reduced twice. Currently, from Armenia to Karabakh there is
only one road through Lachin.

The new road will be of great military importance and could become
an alternative route for the transfer of forces and facilities to
the region of military fighting. However, apart from the road they
should restore 16 bridges. Currently, the state of the road is bad
and it is difficult to drive. -02D-




From: A. Papazian