VivaCell-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) continue to support Mozrov village in Vayots Dzor region. In order to improve the efficiency of the agricultural labor, the cooperating organizations donated a “DT-75″ caterpillar tractor, produced in 2016, to the village. The expected agricultural machinery has been provided in the framework of the joint “Community Development” program.
Despite of the strict necessity, the residents of Mozrov have never had a tractor; they used the tractors of the neighboring villages, which caused additional expenses. For a borderland village, which is mainly engaged in agriculture, this crucially important equipment will be used as agricultural tool during the three seasons of the year, and during the winter months, in order to clean the roads of the village.
During the winter months the roads to the village are often closed because of the heavy snowfall. For this reason, the village sometimes remains isolated for weeks. Next winter, regardless the surprises of the weather, this problem will be no more insurmountable.
On March 17, in order to donate the new farming equipment to the community the General Manager of VivaCell-MTS Ralph Yirikian, and the Founder of FPWC Ruben Khachatryan, have visited Mozrov, met and exchanged ideas with the community head Ara Levonyan, as well asthe residents of the community.
“Community development has been among the major directions of our strategy for more than eleven years. That’s one of the ways to show responsible attitude. We have tried to step by step develop infrastructures. The agricultural equipment we provide today is as important as the rest of the conditions created for normal life. The borderland villages will remain within the focus of our attention this year,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian.
The result of the cooperation between FPWC and VivaCell-MTS has been registered many times in this community. In 2016, a 2050-meter-long water pipeline has been built in Gnishik community, which includes Gnishik and Mozrov villages in the frames of “Alternative Energy” program, which provided the community with 24/7 water supply. And in 2015, the streets of the community were provided with a light-emitting diode (LED) system. 37 columns of lighting have been installed.
The Mozrov village has 72 inhabitants. The locals are mainly engaged in agriculture, cattle-breeding and bee-keeping. The region is especially known for its historical and cultural values, as well as its rich nature. The cross-stones (khachkars) of 4th-5th centuries have been found here, as well as chapels, tombs, and many caves. The unique geographical position of the surrounding contributed the formation of flora and fauna, adding the locale to the list of specially protected areas of Armenia. The surrounding is a corridor for the Armenian mouflon, registered in the Red Book of Armenia, Bezoar ibex, brown bear, lynx, Caucasus leopards and other species.