The construction process of the project launched at the beginning of the year remains in the center of attention of partners

02-12-2020 13:25:12   | Armenia  |  Organizations
 

 
In 2020, Viva-MTS and the
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia, implementing housing projects in different regions of RA, are challenged to overcome problems. Due to the pandemic in spring, the staff members had to stop joining the families on construction sites through volunteering. In the meantime, the homeowners had to carry out the construction works with short breaks due to the military actions in July and later in fall, but the dream of having their own home and the willingness of partners to support the families were stronger.
 
The Paytyans from the border village of Aygepar have resumed the construction works. The father's desire to see his son's family in a newly built home is big and the efforts of the partners are consistent. In 1992, Valerik Paytyan, who lost his house due to shellings, wasn't broken; he feels the responsibility of living on the border and wants to see the young generation of his family united, strong and raising many children.
 
"Our village was under the enemy’s fire, too, in September, during the Artsakh war. The young people were busy and no one could work full time. Now, when the war is over, we resumed the construction works. Life is not over, we have to live, work and be united and live in peace with the rest of Armenians. We have done a lot of work. We should finish it. My advice to youth is to be vigilant and united, stay in the Homeland and work,'' said Valerik Paytyan. 
 
Yervand Gevorgyan from border village of Vazashen has tried to make his father's house better. Over the years he has managed to increase the area of the house, and build a living room, but the roof problem has remained unsolved. The old weather-stained stone slates, installed some 45 years ago, were broken and out of order. Thanks to the support of the partners, Yervand has managed to save the family from living under an old roof during the winter. The homeowner, who lost his leg in 1994 in a mine explosion, knows the cost and importance of peace. He has installed a pair of doves, a symbol of peace, on the newly built roof.
 
''We live on the border; we want everything to be so good that the enemy's heart breaks. I even installed a brighter roof for them to see that we exist and will exist. I installed doves for peace. It is a world of war, and I am a man who witnessed war. I was not afraid of war and I am not afraid of. If necessary, we will fight again. But I installed doves for them to understand that we are for peace. I advise that the young get married and have many children,'' said Yervand Gevorgyan.
 
“As long as hope lives in human hearts all problems are solvable. If the people living in the borderlands build houses that means they have that hope in their hearts. We strive to strengthen the willingness of the people in villages to stay and to create on their native land. People here may dream and strive to make those dreams come true if they are sure they won’t be left alone. This year has had a tough beginning and there are lots of problems that have persevered, but we have to grow stronger and to continue building our country. That’s what drives us, our partners and our compatriots, beneficiaries of the program,” Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said.
After the July war, Viva-MTS increased its investment as much as possible to provide maximum support to the families facing the housing problem, together with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia. Over AMD 202 million have been allocated. This year, instead of the 37 families announced at the beginning of the year, 88 families will overcome the problems related to the construction or renovation of the house this year.
 
Viva-MTS (MTS Armenia CJSC) is Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator, having the widest network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on the 1st of July Y2005, and in a short period of time, Viva-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. Viva-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System). For more information, visit www.mts.am
 
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group
in Russia and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 86.8 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Armenia and Belarus. Since June Y2000, MTS' Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT). Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at: www.mtsgsm.com
 
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a non-governmental, charitable organization that supports community development in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent and affordable homes, as well as advocating the right to a decent shelter as a matter of conscience and action. FCHA provides long-term, interest-free loans to low-income families. The monthly repayments flow into a Revolving Fund, which is used to help more families, thereby providing a financial foundation for sustainable development. Since 2008 the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has assisted over 900  families. For more information, please visit www.fcharmenia.org or email us at [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 
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