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Odzun Community Residents Officially Rejected Shekaghbyur Project
15:01 December 01, 2017 | Mining | Lori
On 1 December Odzun community residents officially rejected Shekaghbyur gold-polymetallic mining project, “The residents from Ardvi, Mghart, Odzun, Aygehat, Arevatsag residential areas (parts of Odzun community), who are present
In Mghart Village Residents Blocked Road Boycotting Shekaghbyur Project
12:23 December 01, 2017 | Mining | Lori
At this moment Mghart Village residents are holding a protest demonstration against Shekaghbyur gold-polymetallic mining project instead of taking part in the public hearings. Ardvi, Mghart, Odzun, Aygehat, Arevatsag residents have blocked the road running to Mghart so as to fail the
Letter to RA Prime Minister: Ardvi Village Against Shekaghbyur Project
15:03 November 30, 2017 | Officials | Lori
78 residents from Ardvi Village, Lori Region, has addressed a letter to Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan against Shekaghbyur project. The copy of the letter has been addressed to RA Territorial Administration and Development Minister Davit Loqyan and Lori Regional Head
In Gugarq and Hrazdan 100% Forest Recovery Planned Due to Works
19:30 November 29, 2017 | Forest | Kotayk | Lori
For the purpose of promoting sustainable forest management in Armenia recovery works are being carried out in 100 ha of Gugark and Hrazdan forestry enterprises each, “ArmForest” SNCO, as “ArmForest” SNCO First Deputy Minister
Household Wastes in Lori Region Won't Be Recycled
18:09 November 27, 2017 | Waste | Lori
On 23 November the executive approved the concept paper on solid household waste management (SHWM) in Lori Region, which plans to construct one regional sanitary landfill site in Lori Region in line with the EU standards. The new landfill site will
Shekaghbyur Mining Area Not Included in ArmForest Forest Fund
18:56 November 23, 2017 | Mining | Lori
Shekaghbyur gold-polymetallic mining area is not included in the forest fund of “ArmForest” SNCO, as “ArmForest” SNCO Director Miqayel Manukyan’s reply letter addressed to EcoLur Informational NGO says. Reminder: EcoLur has received an alarm signal from Ardvi
Oil and Gas To Be Prospected in Specifically Protected Areas of Nature?
18:18 November 22, 2017 | Mining | Lori | Shirak | Tavush
'Armenian Company for Oil and Gas' LLC intends to carry out geological prospecting for oil and natural gas in the first and third conditional blocks of the territory of Armenia – 8775 km2 in Shirak, Lori, Tavush Regions. The area includes a number of specifically protected
Shekaghbyur Project Hazardous for Health
13:52 November 20, 2017 | Mining | Lori
As the project mentions the Shekaghbyur mine is a poly-metallic one. Polymetallic ores contain elements, which are considered to be extremely hazardous for the human health such as lead, zinc, bismuth, arsenic, and antimony. Irregardless of the fact what kind of natural resources 'Miram' LLC wants to mine, for example, gold, the main components of the polymetallic mine will affect the human health

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