YEREVAN, January 22. / ARKA /. A circumventing road connecting Armenian villages of Paravakar and Vazashen in Tavush province bordering Azerbaijan will become operational in summer, Alexander Bakhtamyan, head of an office of transport and communication ministry in charge of projects implementation, told a news conference today.
The decision to build a new road, worth 460 million drams, was made for security reasons because of countless attacks on that section of the road by the Azerbaijani side.
"The circumventing road is 3 km long and from 6 to 7 meter wide. It is 1.8 km shorter than the old road," said Bakhtamyan.
The old road between Paravakar and Vazashen is partially closed today and is used in cases of extreme necessity only. The villagers use two other alternative roads, which, however, are difficult to pass.
According to Colonel Andranik Mkrtumyan of the defense ministry, Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire regime more than 1,600 times last year. -0 –