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A series of events “Yerevan green lighting week” have started


Yerevan Municipality jointly with the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP), the Global Environment Fund and the RA Ministry of Nature Protection is going to hold a series of events “Yerevan green lighting week” on October 23-27.
The start of information campaign has been announced today by the First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, by the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP in Armenia Dmitry Maryasin and the director of “Yerqaghluys” company adjunct to Yerevan Municipality Vardan Gabrielyan.
Within the scope of “Yerevan green lighting week” a number of events are to be held in the capital in which citizens can take part as well. In particular, citizens can change free their ordinary lamps with LED lamps in special pavilions located in different parts of the capital.
“Within the last 4 years, within the frames of cooperation between Yerevan Municipality and UNDP significant work was accomplished. In particular 1300 LED lamps were used to light the road leading to “Zvartnots” airport, Mashtots and Arshalunyats avenues, Tsitsernakaberd highway and Athenk street. Due to this program, today approximately 60% energy saving is provided which gives us the opportunity to carry on and expand the program every year”, said the director of “Yerqaghlys” CJSC Vardan Gabrielyan adding that as a result of the work done the annual emissions of green house gases decreased by 500 tons.
The advantages of the LED lighting can be seen in everyday life when ordinary light bulbs are changed with Led lamps which serve 50 times longer and use 8 times less energy.
Within the frames of “Yerevan green lighting week” special pavilions will work form Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 20:00. From 23 to 25 of October the pavilions will be located in Northern avenue and next to “Yeritasardakan” metro station, and on October 26 and 27-in Garegin Nzhdeh square and in the 2nd quarter of Nor Nork administrative district.


Information and Public Relations Department
of the City Hal of Yerevan


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