16:45 November 27, 2014 | Mining | SyunikNature Protection Ministry Gave Green Light to Meghrasar Gold Mining Project
Nature Protection Ministry Gave Green Light to Meghrasar Gold Mining Project
14:43 November 27, 2014 | Biodiversity | SyunikWhat Is Happening with Zangezour Biosphere Complex?
The program on establishing Zangezour biospheric complex left as inheritance from Ex Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan to the current Ministry staff can't be still determined either in its geography, or regime or the frames
16:30 November 25, 2014 | Mining | Syunik144 Patients, 3 of Them Incurable, in the Community Influenced by Geghanush Tailing Dump (Photos)
Every year Geghanush tailing dump in Syunik region of the RA occupies 10 ha of new areas. They are mainly the administrative areas of Geghanush community. According to Geghanush residents a new agreement will be signed between
15:47 November 19, 2014 | Mining | SyunikAlarm Signal from Kajaran: Our Children in Hospital Because of Dust (Photos)
A resident of Kajaran town in Syunik region of the RA alerts that the town is totally in dust 3-4 hours a day. According to the resident the dust arises from Kajaran
14:15 November 17, 2014 | SOS | SyunikAn Accident, A Man Drowned in Artsvanik Tail Pipe
On November 17 a man was drowned in Artsvanik tail pipe.
16:47 November 14, 2014 | Water | SyunikAfter SHPP Construction Only Sewage to Be Left in the River Meghri, Resident of Lehvaz
Ecolur's question whether the river has a sanitary function for the people, the residents answered, "All the sewage of the upper villages fall into the river, and only the sewage will be left in the river".
17:46 November 13, 2014 | Mining | Syunik“Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC Called Upon Court for Additional Tax of 3 Billion 809 Million AMD
Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC is not going to pay the additional tax of 3 billion 809 million AMD (or US $ 9.5 million) imposed by Finance
16:55 November 13, 2014 | Mining | Syunik“AT Metals” Respond to Environmental Society Concerns
In my opinion, this is favourable for some Western forces, so as Armenia to be poor, not to construct anything and not to do anything. It’s my personal opinion as a Russian
15:35 November 13, 2014 | Mining | SyunikArmenia, the Custom Price of Copper Ore and Concentrate Decreased by 22.6 %
Within one year the taxes paid by ZCMC decreased by about 13.6 million dollars or more than twice. It is directly connected with deterioration of the financial and economic indicators of the leading company
17:54 November 11, 2014 | Mining | SyunikPublic Respresentatives Applied to Nature Protection Ministry, KfW Bank and WWF Armenia for Meghrasar Mine
Public representatives have addressed an open letter to Nature Protection Ministry, KfW Bank and WWF Armenia for Meghrasar mining project. The letter says, “On 31 July the EIA of Meghrasar open pit mining was submitted to Nature Protection
17:25 November 11, 2014 | Officials | SyunikSyunik's Governor, "There are serious plans for exploiting new mines in Syunik"
"There are serious plans for exploiting new mines in Syunik. The main development of the southern part of Syunik will
12:49 November 10, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorArmenian Society Calls the Diaspora not to Support Amulsar Project
Operation of Amoulsar Gold Mine is Yet Another Disaster to Armenia Call Upon All Armenians To Reject Any Support For Mining in Amoulsar
17:27 November 07, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorThey are now begging the Diaspora for money to exploit Amulsar mine
The heads of “Lydian International”, a company registered in the UK’s Channel Islands, and its Armenian affiliate “Geoteam” held a meeting with the Los Angeles Armenian community on October 2nd, where they called on people to invest in the Amulsar gold mine. A similar meeting is scheduled on November 7th in New York
13:54 November 04, 2014 | Mining | SyunikNew Arguments About Riska of Meghrasar Gold Mine Project
The ecologists continue to express their anger and negative opinion of Meghrasar gold opencast mining project. "AT Metals" Armenian-Russian joint enterprise Ltd wants to exploit the mine. Now Meghrasar project is under environmental
17:36 November 03, 2014 | Water | SyunikFamous authors of “Meghri-1” SHP Excluding the Negative Influence on Environment
It is stated that the SHP will be exploited for 11 months or 330 days per year. They didn’t take into consideration the fact that in summer the river Meghri gets too shallow and the water of the river isn’t enough for irrigation.
12:28 October 31, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | YerevanAttempt To Legalize Amulsar Project Failed (Photo)
The attempt to legalize Amulsar project has failed, either by its international standards, or the domestic legislation or not allowing the stakeholders to attend the discussion on Amulsar project. On 30 October the protest demonstration against Amulsar gold mining project was accompanied
16:42 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorTeghout Support Group's Open Letter to Gndevaz, Gorayq and Saravan Communities
Teghout Support Initiative has addressed an open letter to Gndevaz, Gorayq and Saravan communities in Vayots Dzor Region as represented by community heads Harapet Mkrtchayn, Arustam Arustamyan and Simon Babayan
16:26 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorStatement of the civil initiative S.O.S. Amulsar
The Initiative S.O.S Amulsar issued a statement to the organizers and participants of the discussion of Amulsar project. The statement says,
11:00 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | YerevanProtest Demonstration - No To New Mining in Armenia
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front is holding a protest demonstration on 30 October under the slogan ' No To New Mining in Armenia '. The protest demonstration is organized
17:13 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorJermuk Development Center Refused from Participation in the Discussion on Amulsar Project Proposed by REC Caucasus
On October 3 the Caucasus Armenia is organizing a round table on Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heap leach facility in the frames of “Local Action Plan on Nature Protection in Jermuk Town” program. In reply to the invitation for participation, 'Jermuk Development Center' NGO expressed