On 16 August President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan visited Martakert region. The first place the President visited was the Khachen water reservoir. Bako Sahakyan was satisfied with the course of reconstruction activities carried out in the reservoir and reiterated the role of the Khachen water reservoir in economic development of the republic.
In the village of Nor Maragha the President met the villagers and representatives of the local self government bodies and discussed situation in the community. The Head of the State noted that some problems the village faces, in particular the issue of drinking water supply, would be solved in the nearest future.
The next place the President visited was the village of Vaghouhas. There Bako Sahakyan met people and representatives of local self government bodies of Vaghouhas and nearby villages of Haroutyunagomer and Khnkavan and discussed the state of affairs in these communities. President Sahakyan mentioned that in some projects to be carried out in the village of Vaghouhas, such as the construction of a secondary school for 250 pupils, would be included in the 2009 state budget. The President underlined the importance of making initiatives from the communities and using local potential, which is according to the Head of the State the one of the key guarantees of success.
President Sahakyan visited also the sources of the Trghe River and got acquainted with activities to change the river bed towards the Sarsang water reservoir. The President underlined strategic importance of this project, which will allow having new irrigated lands and construct several hydroelectric stations.
Premier Ara Haroutyunayn and other officials accompanied the President during the visit.