YEREVAN (ARKA)—The construction of the Vardenis-Martakert highway connecting Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh will be completed at the end of 2016, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has said.
Construction on the 116-kilometer-long road link began in 2011, and will run from the northern Karabakh town of Martakert to Vardenis in eastern Armenia through the Karvachar district. It will be the second road between Armenia and Karabakh built with the financial assistance of the Armenian Diaspora.
The construction is being financed by Hayastan All-Armenia Fund, which raised $12.4 million in donations in the 2014 telethon.
The Fund has implemented over $260 million worth of infrastructure projects in Armenia and Artsakh since its establishment in 1992. Its current Board of Trustees is headed by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. It is also comprised of other senior Armenian state officials, head of the Armenian Church Catholicos Karekin II, as well as prominent representatives of Armenian communities from around the world.