The village of Sers has been included in the eco-village development network
The network of settlements having energy-saving systems of illumination expands. The network includes villages, where the problem of outdoor illumination perseveres, despite their old histories. Sers, one of the borderland villages in Vayots Dzor, has appeared in the focus of attention of the partner organizations, VivaCell-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).
Anyone unfamiliar with Sers shall be guided by the only source of light if he or she happens to get to the village at night. The only light is installed on the façade of the building of village administration. Villagers share the old history of their settlement: they say the first inhabitants have settled in the village arriving from Salmast, a province in historic Armenia. Today’s residents spare no effort to keep the pace with time, despite the development trends seem to have bypassed the village, they say.
With the support of the partner organizations, VivaCell-MTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), the much anticipated works will start this year. The village will be provided with an energy-saving outdoor illumination system; its economic and environmental efficiency is well-known to the residents. According to the plan around 1400 meter-long section of the village’s central streets will be provided with outdoor illumination; it will require installation of lamp-posts with 39 LED-bulbs. The modern infrastructure in the village is expected to boost the village life. This will also help solve the traffic and private safety issues. Savings that are expected after the launch of the system will be yet another achievement: the system envisioned for the village is believed to be one of the most energy-saving ones worldwide.