For Immediate Release ~ February 18, 2015
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Yerevan, Armenia – The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in Mushkapat, a village in Artsakh’s Martuni Region. The project is co-sponsored by the fund’s French affiliate and the government of Artsakh.
“In 2010, our old community center, which housed the mayor’s office, a health clinic, and a club, was destroyed in a fire,” said Mushkapat mayor Hrazdan Asribabayan. “Today, thanks to our French-Armenian friends, a new and beautiful building is being constructed on the same site, and within months it will enable us to address several needs of our community.”
The three-story structure, consisting of the mayor’s office, a health clinic, a library, an events hall, and a computer room, will serve the 380 residents of the village. Currently crews are installing doors and windows as well as decorating the facility’s interior spaces.
“Multifunctional community centers such as the one being built in Mushkapat help bring wonderful improvements to the life of rural communities in Artsakh,” said Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.
Today the fund is building nine community centers throughout Artsakh, with one more such project planned to be launched soon.