On May 22-23 the MCA-Armenia team, with participation of CEO Ara Hovsepyan, SC members and representatives of the Implementing organizations, visited Vayots Dzor and Syunik marzes. The visit was aimed at the rural households' improvements under the Water-to-Market Project, as well as the pumping station Vorotan to be rehabilitated under the Program.
The first stop was in Arpi community of
The Minutes of the Stakeholders' Committee meeting dated on May 19, 2009 is available here.
On May 15-16 a group of MCA-Armenia staff members, headed by Ara Hovsepyan, the MCA-Armenia CEO paid a working visit to Tavush marz. The aim of this visit was to get acquainted with the current status of cooperation between Water-to-Market stakeholders of the region (demo site owner farmers and creditors) and to see the two pumping stations to be reconstructed under the Infrastructure component
Consulting services contract to "Avag Solutions" LLC was signed conduct Water Users Association (WUA) and water users' survey to evaluate the Institutional Strengthening sub-activity of the Water to Market activity. The contract is aimed at collecting necessary baseline and time-series data on WUA administration and water users. The data will be mostly used for evaluating the Institutional
With participation of the MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Hovsepyan and project Officers a field trip was organized to the construction sites of the infrastructures being rehabilitated under the MCA-Armenia program, a demonstration site of the Water-to-Market activity and on-farm water management training.
The first stop was in Kotayk marz, where the rehabilitation of injured sections of Arzni-Shamiram