24 November 2017, 13:20
Telethon raises more than 12 million US dollars for Nagorno-Karabakh
In Los Angeles, 12,505,456 US dollars were raised during the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Foundation's Charity Television Marathon (Telethon) held under the motto of "Fruitful Artsakh".
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the telethon was launched at 10:00 p.m. Yerevan time on November 23. This year, the raised donations are to be spent on the construction of infrastructure in Nagorno-Karabakh, including the irrigation system and the development of solar energy systems.
The telethon was broadcasted by the First Public TV Channel of Armenia. Today, it has been finished at 10:00 a.m., the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.
The authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh declared that in case if the programmes financed by the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Foundation are implemented successfully; they will boost the social and economic development of the country and strengthen its security.
When speaking about the introduction of solar energy system, President of Nagorno-Karabakh Bako Sahakyan has noted it is a new direction for the country, which has economic advantages in comparison with traditional sources of energy and plays an important role in ensuring energy security of the country.
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent