CNN International to Feature Armenia’s Tatev Revival Project

Story focuses on world’s longest aerial tramway set to open Oct 16 in Southern Armenia

CNN International will feature this weekend the story of a groundbreaking effort underway in Armenia that will bring to life its greatest ancient monastery and spur the revival of tourism and development throughout the country.

The segment, produced by Yerkir Media for broadcast on CNN, will present the massive $50-Million Tatev Revival Project to the international arena and share with viewers worldwide the project’s ambitious vision to construct the world’s longest aerial tramway.

The report by Yerkir Media correspondent Gayane Avetisyan will air on CNN International on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, Sept. 3: 10:30PM PST
  • Saturday, Sept. 4: 6:30 AM PST
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: 6:30 PM PST
  • Monday, Sept. 6: 1:30 AM PST
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7: 8:30 PM PST

It will also be available online Monday at http://www.cnn.com/worldview

Spearheading the massive $50-million Tatev Revival Project is the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia. This public-private partnership is set to officially launch the Project on October 16 with the grand opening of the $13 million aerial tramway. Under construction since last fall, this 3.5-mile tramway will link Armenia’s main regional highway to the village of Tatev and allow visitors to bypass a 90-minute drive in and out of the rocky Vorotan River Gorge to reach the monastery.

Asbarez columnist Paul Chaderjian was in Tatev this summer to report on the project and the groundbreaking event. His report, published on August 4, 2010, is titled ‘Tatev Revival Project Grand Opening in the Fall of 2010

Chaderjian also wrote a personal travelogue about his visit to the village of Tatev and his interactions with its villagers in our “Three Apples” column titled, ‘Seat of the Armenian Soul on July 9, 2010.

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Connect with the Tatev Revival Project at: http://Tatev.am
Connect with the National Competitiveness Foundation at: http://www.cf.am/

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  1. sylvie tertzakian said:

    more power to paul chaderjian, who has made it possible for cnn international to report on the tatev project.
    the aerial tramway will encourage tourism in armenia and it will also help develop the villages in the vicinity of datev.the project itself is a masterpiece, which will prove to the world that the very old relics and the very new high tech meet in armenia in a perfect balance.

    • Zara Amatuni said:

      Thanks to Paul, many of us now know much more about this very important project in the southern Armenia. And his input is greatly appreciated!

      However, this report has been made possible due to the information partnership between CNN and Armenian Yerkir Media TV.

  2. Hye said:

    I hope to see this marvel myself next summer, thank you to the people behind the competitiveness foundation who make things like this possible!

  3. ed said:

    Great!!! I hope the environment/ the landscae will remain clean

    It would be nice if Asbarez would inform its reads: why the Cafesjian Center for the Arts- know as Cascad- in Yerevan is not being built any more ?

    Is it possible to interview Mr Cafesjian ?

    Cafesjian Center for the Arts/Cascad in Yerevan could encourage tourism beside this Cafesjian Center for the Arts/Cascad could be an unique complex around the globe and a new symbol of modern Yerevan

  4. manooshag said:

    Hye, our thanks, from Armenianis all the world over for the aerial tramway project. It reminds me of how our Armenian patriots did the impossible and, against all odds, won at Sardarabad – which saved the Armenia we have today. Too, the world shall know, that Armenians offer and share with the world great advances… all positive for the world to enjoy and to share with all peoples.
    This makes it all the more urgent for the Armenians, an ancient and proud people, to regain all the lands that the Ottomans and their ‘successors’ stole, and receive full reparations for lives, destroyed families, wealth and culture of the Armenians that was so brutally ripped from the Armenian nation. This too, applies to the Azerbaijani government, which is, from the East, seeking also to steal Karabakh and more from the Armenian nation. Getzeh mehr Haiastan – for the Armenians and for all peoples
    Manooshag

  5. harout said:

    Տաթեւի Համալսարանը իր դիրքին պատճառով մնացած է անառիկ եւ բարքաւաճած:
    Նոյն պաճառով իսկ Հայաստանի բնակչութեան եօթանասուն առհարիւրը տեսած չէ այս հրաշք համալիրը:
    Ներկայ Հայաստանի ամէնամեծ վանական համալիրներուն ծանօթ ըլլալով անցեալ ամիս հոն այցելութեանս կը սպասէի տեսնել նման շէնք մը: Սակայն Տաթեւը մատուցեց իր անակնկալը:
    Կարծիքովս, բացառիկ է իր բարդ կարոյցով, բազմահարկ, իրար մէջ բացուող միջոցներով եւ խրդին շարադրութեամբ: Արեւմտեան Հայաստանի մէջ մի գուցէ Ս. Կարապետի, Խցկոնքի եւ Նարեկի. իսկ Արցախի մէջ Դադի վանքերը ըլլան մրցակից: Սակայն իր իւրայատուկ դիրքը, յատկապէս նստած պատուանդանը եւ իր ամբողջապէս հայկական պատկանելիութիւնը այս ծրագրին առթիւ բազմաթիւ շարժապատկերային նկարահանումներու կեդրոն պիտի դառնայ:

  6. Satenik said:

    This is wonderful news. More and more people will know about the wonders of Armenian churches and architecture.

  7. Art said:

    Great news and wonderful opportunity to share and show the treasures of Armenia, which have been saved for centuries. I hope this is also a chance to promote rural development. God Bless Armenia!

    • Antoine S. Terjanian said:

      Very well said, Raffi Jan, We have so many damned if you do (or don’t) decisions to make. Thanks for drawing the attention of readers who don’t know about it, to the natural marvel of Satanayi Kamourj. You may know that the old Soviet hotel next to the Kamourj was being renovated last May when I visited. Visitors to the Tatev monastery, will now have the possibility to spend the night very near in that renovated hotel. Thanks for drawing attention to armeniapedia.org which is a great collaborative tool for all of us to make information about Armenia and Armenians widely available.

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