“Bright border” – LED street lights to be installed in bordering villages of Armenia

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The charity project entitled “Bright border” is being launched in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Under the project, LED street lights will be installed in bordering settlements of Armenia and NKR.

During a ceremony dedicated to the launch of the project, deputy minister of energy infrastructure and natural resources Hayk Harutyunyan noted they are willing to popularize the use of LED lights in Armenia through the efforts of several organizations and individuals.

“These lamps spend ten times less power, and are valid up to 10 years. On average, the installation expenses will be returned during 2 months. Moreover, electricity tariff decreases by 30-60 percent a month due to these lamps”, he said. According to the deputy minister, a similar and highly successful project has been implemented in Astghashen village, NKR in 2015.

Harutyunyan says a fundraiser has been initiated for the project, and after raising the sum the tender for supply of the lamps will be announced.

At the initial stage of the project LED street lights will be installed in 10 villages.

Overall, LED lamps will be installed in 33 villages and Tchambarak city. The project also includes Nagorno Karabakh.

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Master students of the ISEC NAS RA will participate in the “Bright Border”

The Public Relations and Career Development Department of the ISEC NAS RA initiated a meeting with representatives of the Armenian Energy Agency. The meeting-training was devoted to energy efficiency, energy saving and energy system problems and challenges.

During the meeting, the ISEC NAS RA master students were presented with the perspectives of the overall development of the Armenian energy system, renewable energy and energy efficiency, the advantages of light-emitting diodes as an energy saving tool and the work done by the “Bright Border” project. The importance of the social responsibility of the project  and future plans were also discussed.

The “Bright Border” project plans organizing volunteer groups in each institution with participation of 5-7 students who will be equipped with relevant knowledge and tools to participate in the process implementation of public lights.

The goal of the project is to provide inhabitants of frontier communities in Armenia and Artsakh with affordable, energy-efficient LED-lamps.

The meeting took place in an interesting Q&A atmosphere.

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Bright Border helped light homes of 7 bordering villages of Armenia

On March 5, members of the Bright Border voluntary initiative visited the bordering Chinari village of Tavush Province.

The purpose of the visit was to install energy-saving, energy-efficient LED lamps in the homes of villagers. The members of the initiative had a meeting with the locals and installed the lamps in their homes.

During today’s press conference, the speakers, including RA Deputy Minister of Energetic Infrastructures and Natural Resources Haik Harutyunyan, President of the Young Engineers Association NGO, coordinator of the Bright Border Project Hovhannes Karapetyan and Director of Shtigen Company, coordinator of the Bright Border Project Haik Shekyan provided details about the initiative, the work that had been done and the future plans.

RA Deputy Minister of Energetic Infrastructures and Natural Resources Haik Harutyunyan stated that this was quite a positive initiative since it will help mitigate the worries of the residents of the bordering village, especially in terms of payment of electricity bills.

“Currently, we have raised AMD 21,008,998 and have used the donations to purchase 8,000 LED lamps. It is safe to say that several families are already saving AMD 4,000 for electricity every month. The lamps can be used for about ten years, but there is a three-year guarantee,” the Deputy Minister said, adding that there is still a lot of work to do, yet didn’t go into detail.

President of the Young Engineers Association NGO, coordinator of the Bright Border Project Hovhannes Karapetyan added to what Haik Harutyunyan said and stated that what was important was the fact that suppliers can replace one of the rotten five lamps with a new one.

“What is also very important is the volunteers’ participation. They also served as an impetus for the engagement of new volunteers in this project,” Hovhannes Karapetyan said.

Director of Shtigen Company, coordinator of Bright Border Project Haik Shekyan stated that this project was very important for people living in the bordering regions of the country since they need a lot of support. This is also important from the psychological perspective in order to help them understand that there is life outside of Yerevan as well. According to Haik Shekoyan, the volunteers’ role is very positive and inspiring.

Let us mention that the creators of the Bright Border Project have already lit the homes of families in 7 bordering villages of Armenia and Artsakh.

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Residents of Movses village will save more electricity

Volunteers of the Bright Border initiative have installed five free of charge LED bulbs in every household in the border village Movses. As the initiative reported in a release, four American-Armenians have joint the volunteers to replace the bulbs aimed at soothing the burden of electricity charges and showcase the possibilities of affordable electricity to the residents.

“Bright Border” has already lit the homes of 11 villages in Armenia and Artsakh. Currently, the amount of money raised totals approximately 21 million and 423 thousand AMD with which about 10925 LED bulbs have been purchased. Thus, many families now save up to 4000 AMD in monthly electricity expenses. The goal of the initiative is to provide energy-efficient bulbs to border villages in Armenia and Artsakh and through its charitable campaign ease the burden of border village residents by reducing their monthly expenses for electricity consumption.

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8 Borderline Communities are ledified in 5 Months

EcoLur. During five months “Bright Border” Initiative has disseminated energy efficient lamps to 7 communities in Armenia – Nerqin Karmiraghbyur, Voskepar, Dovegh, Berqaber, Vazashen, Aygepar, Chinari and Talish borderline community in Artsakh. ‘So far we have collected 21 million AMD and through the funds we bought and disseminated 8000 energy efficient lamps to the residents,’ Hovhannes Karapetyan, Chairman of ‘Association of Young Engineers’ NGO, informed EcoLur about this initiative.

He mentioned that many families have paid only 4000 AMD for the electricity during these months. The initiative is continuous. The organizers intend to disseminate energy efficient lamps in 35 borderline communities in Armenia and all the communities in Artsakh. The initiative is implemented from the donations and presents. ‘Any person can take part in this donation from any part of the world with even little amounts. All the forms of donations are presented on www.ledify.am website,’ Hovhannes Karapetyan said.

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LED street lights to be installed in bordering villages of Armenia

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The charity project entitled “Bright border” is being launched in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Under the project, LED street lights will be installed in bordering settlements of Armenia and NKR.
During a ceremony dedicated to the launch of the project, deputy minister of energy infrastructure and natural resources Hayk Harutyunyan noted they are willing to popularize the use of LED lights in Armenia through the efforts of several organizations and individuals.

“These lamps spend ten times less power, and are valid up to 10 years. On average, the installation expenses will be returned during 2 months. Moreover, electricity tariff decreases by 30-60 percent a month due to these lamps”, he said. According to the deputy minister, a similar and highly successful project has been implemented in Astghashen village, NKR in 2015.

Harutyunyan says a fundraiser has been initiated for the project, and after raising the sum the tender for supply of the lamps will be announced.

At the initial stage of the project LED street lights will be installed in 10 villages.

Overall, LED lamps will be installed in 33 villages and Tchambarak city. The project also includes Nagorno Karabakh.

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