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Prevention of Possible Landslides in the Village of Vahagni

Project duration: 01.09.2015 - 31.12.2015

Number of Beneficiaries: 1178 (the village population)

Location: Lori Province: village of Vahagni

Goal: Goal of the project was to prevent the possible landslides in the community of Vahagni by constructing water removal system.

Activities: The village of Vahagni had been constructed in 19th century not taking into consideration vulnerability of the location. The landscape of the village is dominantly comprised of clayey soils, which makes more prone to landslides. Besides, the village is surrounded by mountains and forests, and waters from rain or melted snow goes down the hills causing strong flow of waters and goes through the village uncontrollably. 
In order to control water-flow in the village and reduce landslide vulnerability water removal channels were installed. Overall 610 meters of water channel was installed – 240 meters with 500 diameter iron tubes and 370 meters with 700 diameter iron tubes (cut in two halves). The water channels were connected with the general system in the village, which pours into the river Pambak. In front of the houses the channels were covered with metallic nets for easy crossing and security reasons.

Partners: Catholic Relief Services(CRS), Caritas Spain, Regional Government of Lori, Local Government of Vahagni

Budget: 24 500 €

Project Manager: Armen Martirosyan