On 22 July Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the Kashatagh region and got acquainted on site with the activities of the new water reservoir being built at the intersection of the Hagari and Aghavno rivers. President Sahakyan stressed the significance of the reservoir for the development of agriculture in the region, adding that its exploitation would increase the area of irrigated areas and power generation. President Sahakyan expressed his gratitude to the philanthropist from the Diaspora Vardan Sermakes for the hands-on involvement in the implementation of the project. According to the Head of the State underlined that the Kashatagh region has serious water resources and the state will continue to pay special attention to their usage strictly maintaining nature and environment protection norms. Bako Sahakyan thereafter visited the Arakel village of the Hadrout region where he attended concert with the participation of various Artsakh bands. The President noted that organization of such events in the countryside contributed to the enlivening of cultural life there. Prime-minister Ara Haroutyunyan and other officials accompanied the President.