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A press on-site visit was organised on a new water-waste mechanical treatment plant in Jermuk, built within the framework of the EU-funded “Armenian Small Municipalities Water Project”.

The project is aimed at increasing the quality of services to about 300,000 residents by significantly extending drinking water supply and also improving the quality of water.

Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, gave details on the project: ‘It’s a national project, to which €21.7 million are allocated; the European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development each provided a €6.5 million loan, and the European Union contributed a grant of €7.6 million. The most important achievement of the project is to provide continuous water supplies to over 300,000 residents in 7 marzes in Armenia. Another important issue for us has been to reduce water loss. Our cooperation with partners has been quite fruitful within the scope of this project, and I am hopeful that we will have the opportunity to expand on it in upcoming projects’.


The “Armenian Small Municipalities Water Project” was initiated through a financing agreement between the EU and “Armwater” Company in January 2011. The main objective of the project is to reconstruct and modernise waste-water and water treatment plants operated by “Armwater”. Patrick Loren, Director of “Armwater”, in his speech spoke on the technical details of implemented activities: ‘Within the scope of our work we have constructed two water treatment plants in Jermuk and Dilijan. In previous projects we launched three similar plants in different regions of the country’. He appreciated the fact that Armenia had chosen to move towards eco-mechanisms and expressed hope that future projects could be devised to develop sustainable ecosystems throughout the country.
The contributions made to the construction of the new water treatment plant will be the first step in reducing the pollution of water resources, which at present is due to a lack of appropriate quality treatment. Mayor of Jermuk, Vardan Hovhannisyan, highlighted the importance of similar projects for the city: ‘Jermuk is a developing city; water supply and a proper sewage system are high on our agenda. I am grateful to all the implementing and partner organisations for their support and involvement’.