ArmInfo. "Lithuania is one of the leading countries in Europe when it comes to traditions on road safety. Health and safety is also a top priority for Lydian Armenia. The company has initiated a joint project with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia on implementing European traditions on road safety in Amulsar surrounding communities," Lydian Armenia says in a press release.
With the economic activity that Amulsar construction brings, traffic will also increase. Considering issues in Armenia with road safety that include insufficiently equipped roads, traffic lights that are often out of order, Lydian Armenia is implementing projects aimed at road safety in Amulsar surrounding communities. As part of the project Lydian Armenia has replaced two out of order traffic lights in Jermuk with new digital traffic lights. One is on the main entrance road, the other one near the school. Lydian Armenia has equipped the roads around the school with missing road signs.
The company has purchased schoolbags equipped with reflectors from the Lithuanian company "UAB Safe Reflectors". It is obligatory in many European countries for schoolchildren to wear bags or clothing with reflectors while on and from the road to school.
On September 1-2 during a joint event of the Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia and Lydian Armenia, reflector equipped schoolbags were distributed to schoolchildren of Jermuk, Kechut and Gndevaz (around 600).
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia had invited experts from Lithuanian Road Administration who conducted road safety workshop for the 4 schools in Jermuk, Kechut and Gndevaz.
In his welcome speech Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Armenia Mr. Erikas Petrikas said: "We are pleased to note that it is already 3rd year the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania is holding events on road safety. This year in the framework of joint project with Lydian Armenia the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Yerevan invited the Lithuanian Road Administration experts, Road Administration experts, Egle Nemanaytein and Zivile Yankauskayte who conducted road safety workshop for the 3 schools in Jermuk and Kechut and one in Gndevaz and reflector equipped schoolbags which were made in Lithuania were distributed to all schoolchildren. We hope that geography of activities on spreading road safety notions will expand in future."
Talking about the importance of the project General Manager of Lydian Armenia Mr. Hayk Aloyan noted that it is a priority for the company to ensure that Amulsar project brings positive development to the surrounding communities.
"In this context the social projects in the Amulsar adjacent communities aimed at health and safety have special importance for us. We want to help implement good European standards of safety at Amulsar adjacent communities and I want to thank Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Erikas Petrikas for this joint project. We hope that this will help to start new culture in road safety not only around Amulsar but in Armenia".
President of Lydian International Howard Stevenson also participated in the event. Lydian Armenia has invested around 7 million Armenian Drams in the current stage of the road safety project in Jermuk, Kechut and Gndevaz. The project will expand to the rest of the communities around Amulsar later on.