ALL RESERVOIRS OF ARMENIA TO BE REPAIRED SOON

Noyan Tapan
Jan 8, 2008

YEREVAN, JANUARY 8, NOYAN TAPAN. All reservoirs of Armenia will be
repaired soon under two programs on safety of irrigation bulwarks,
which are financed by the World Bank. NT correspondent was informed
by Karen Grigorian, engineer of the RA Irrigation Systems Restoration
Program Implementation Office that 26 reservoirs have already been
repaired with 30.3 million dollars allocated under the WB first program
in 2000. The work on repairs of Marmarik reservoir will finish in
late 2009.

K. Grigorian said that primary restoration of 47 bulwarks is being
done by the second 7.5 million dollar program of the World Bank. The
program will be completed in March 2009. The total capacity of these
reservoirs is 1.4 billion cubic meters.

According to him, under the Millennium Challenge Program, two
reservoirs - "Artik" and "Kaps" will be repaired and five new ones:
"Vardenut", "Argichi", "Lernapar", "Bagravan" and "Lichk" will
be built.