Vardenis-Martakert Highway is the third major road construction project of its kind to be realized by Hayastan All Armenian Fund. The construction of the highway, which will be around 116 km, will serve as a strong stimulus for stable and sustainable socio-economic development of Armenia and Artsakh.
Vardenis-Martakert Highway will also become a vital lifeline – the strategic, economic and humanitarian importance of which cannot be underestimated. By functioning as a direct road link, the highway will become the second connecting route between Armenia and Artsakh. The highway will further strengthen the cooperation and regional partnership between the two Armenian republics. Currently, the only access road from Armenia to Karabakh lies through the town of Berdzor (Goris-Stepanakert Highway, which made that first connection possible, was also built by Hayastan All Armenian Fund).
The construction of the highway will include not only asphalting, but also encompass of a wide range of works that will ensure the highest possible quality, safety and sustainability of the road. The to-be-carried-out works include: water-removal and snowdrift-control mechanisms as well as protective barriers and road signs. Within the project, 16 bridges will be restored and upgraded.
Villages that are located within two to three kilometers of the Vardenis-Martakert highway include Drmbon, Kochoghut, Verin Horatagh, Vaghuhas, Haterk, Getavan, Chapar, Khnkavan, Charektar, Nor Erkej, Dadivank, Nor Getashen, Knaravan and Yeghegnut. Outlying villages, located five or more kilometers from the highway, include Karvachar, Nor Gharachinar, Harutagomer, Zardakhach, Hamshak, Chapni, Chinavan, Nor Kharkhapur, Shigkar, Nor Brajur, Yeghtsin, Zovk, Nor Vernashen, Msheni, and Nor Manashid.