TRDP Supports New Business in Border Village in Tavush2 min read
TAVUSH, Armenia — The American University of Armenia (AUA) is thrilled to announce the opening of a new car service in Azatamut village in the Tavush region of Armenia. This business venture has come to fruition thanks to the sustained support of the AUA Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP), a program dedicated to stimulating entrepreneurship in the regions of Armenia, facilitating the establishment of new businesses, and creating new jobs for underserved communities.
The official opening of Arman Ghazaryan’s car service brought together the entire Azatamut village community. TRDP Director of Field Operations Zorair Kirakosian and TRDP Tavush team leader Sos Vardumyan were also in attendance.
Ghazaryan’s car service is a significant business venture for the border village, providing high-quality service and introducing a new business culture to the region. Residents now have access to a reliable and efficient automotive service, contributing to the community’s convenience and economic growth. Ghazaryan has successfully implemented his project with crucial support from the TRDP and his unwavering dedication to both the program as well as his vision for his business. Indeed, Ghazaryan took a hands-on approach, personally completing the construction work involved in the project.
During the opening ceremony, Kirakosian emphasized the significance of this business venture for the border village community, highlighting its strategic importance and transformative impact on the local economy and the residents’ livelihoods. “This recognition highlights the profound and positive changes that initiatives like Ghazaryan’s can catalyze within a community,” added Kirakosian.
The AUA Turpanjian Rural Development Program provides education, funding and consultations to existing and startup businesses in the rural communities of Shirak, Tavush, Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik, Lori, and Ararat provinces of Armenia, and Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. The list of eligible communities and eligibility criteria can be found here. The program continues to accept applications for the next round of training.