NRNADZOR, Armenia–On November 4 Armenia Fund inaugurated a newly constructed water system in the village of Nrnadzor in Armenia’s southern province of Syunik. The project, sponsored by the Armenian Diocese of Tehran, will pump water to the village from reservoirs located more than 1.5 km away.
Prior to the construction of the new system, the village relied solely on an aging reservoir that dried up in the summer for its water supply needs.
Nrnadzor, with a population of 154 people, is one of 102 villages in Syinik. Nearly half of its population is composed of refugees from Getashen, who settled here after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The village is situated in the south of Armenia, bordering Iran, Nakhijevan and Nagorno Karabakh.
Nrnadzor is among dozens of communities in Armenia that face the very real threat of disintegration. These villages and the people who live on these lands are the bedrock of Armenia’s territorial integrity. But they are small, lack resources, and badly under developed.
“Despite facing multiple difficulties in the villages, you are protecting and strengthening our Homeland’s borders by continuing to live on your land and work for its prosperity and that is an act of heroism itself!” said Tehran’s Armenian Diocese Council Chairwoman Aida Avanessian, while speaking at the inauguration event.