CNN International featured over the 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, presented the massive $50-Million Tatev Revival Project to the international arena and shared with viewers worldwide the project’s ambitious vision to construct the world’s longest aerial tramway.
Spearheading the massive 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.