For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010
CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS AT YEREVAN’S KHANJYAN-TUMANYAN INTERSECTION AIMS TO INCREASE FOOT-TRAFFIC SAFETY
NEW YORK, New York — In an effort to help address the issue of foot-traffic safety in the Armenian capitol, the Armenia Fund is building a pedestrian overpass at the crossing of Khanjyan and Tumanyan Streets, one of Yerevan’s busiest intersections. The project, which is being implemented jointly with the Yerevan Municipality, was sponsored by Armenia Fund USA (benefactor Hirair Hovnanian).
Construction crews are hard at work digging trenches for the twenty-five meters long overpass, a welcome and necessary relief for the multitudes crossing the Khanjyan-Tumanyan intersection every day
To date, the foundation for the structure has been laid and currently crews are constructing the pillars. Two-and-a-half meters wide and twenty-five meters long, the overpass will feature ample lighting, gutters, and tiled floors, providing a safe means to navigate an area that is frequented by commuters and families alike.
“Unfortunately, many of the capitol’s basic problems have yet to be resolved,” said Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. “The construction of the overpass at the crossing of Khanjyan and Tumanyan Streets is a much-needed endeavor, the type of initiative that will help significantly enhance people’s experience of central Yerevan. I am confident that the overpass will go a long way in improving pedestrian safety by preventing accidents involving pedestrians.”
It is noteworthy that Hirair Hovnanian also sponsors the construction of an orphanage in Shushi, which is currently in its initial phases.
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: founded in 1992, was one of the first of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 18 international affiliates and serves constituents in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental, nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents. Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 18 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia and Karabakh. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
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