16:49 August 29, 2014 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots DzorArmenian Government Recognized Eminent Domain over Land Areas in 43 Communities in Four Regions
On 28 August the Armenian Government recognized eminent domain over the land areas in dozens of communities in four regions of Armenia. The purpose of this eminent domain is
13:39 August 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorGndevaz Villager: Gold Mine Won't Operate, Gndevaz Villagers Won't Allow
A villager, “Do you know where Amulsar is? Have you been there?... Sitting at home you wrote a tautology, you didn’t answer my question, eventually you must understand that people are living here, thousands of living creatures, children, elderly people, how can you stand the rocket?
12:25 August 27, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor | YerevanAmulsar Passions Transferred to Yerevan
At the press conference held on 26 August at “EcoLur” Press Club Gndevaz villager, journalist Tehmine Yenoqyan, Pan-Armenian Environmental Front member Levon Galstyan and “EcoLur” Informational NGO President Inga Zarafyan expressed their opinions on Amulsar gold mining project and the construction of the heap leach plant. Gndevaz Village head and several villagers also attended the press conference
08:43 August 26, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorWhy Did Gndevaz Villagers Get Angry?
Gndevaz villager were angry with the fact though the hearings were held in Gndevaz Village, where the heap leach plant will be constructed, there was no room in the hall for Gndevaz villagers even to stand
11:26 August 25, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorScandal at Public Hearings of Amulsar Project
On 25 August, at 10:00 a.m., the public hearings of Amulsar gold mining project and EIA accountability held in Gndevaz Community, Vayots Dzor Region started with scandal. The project authors just started presenting the project, when a Gndevaz villager asked
22:21 August 22, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghrasar Mine In Territory of "Arevik" National Park?
Levon Galstyan mentioned that he searched and saw that the mine area is included in the territory of “Arevik” National Park
15:25 August 18, 2014 | Mining | SyunikDay of Public Hearings in Meghrasar Gold Mine Development Project Known
The project plans to develop three open pits consecutively. The estimated reserves of the mine are as follows: ore – 345,392 tons, gold – 1602.9 kg, silver – 4496.52 kg. Annually 50,000 tons of ore will
12:06 August 15, 2014 | SOS | Syunik“Arevik” SHPP Make Tashtoun River Get in Disastrous Condition
The length of the Tashtoun River is only 13 km, and “Arevik” SHPP will pipe 22.69% of the river
14:34 August 11, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorEBRD and IFC Proceeded to Examining Complaints on Amulsar Project in Real Earnest
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, have proceeded to the examination of the complaints on Amulsar
18:53 August 07, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghri Region Faces New Environmental Hazard: Meghrasar Open Pit Mining
The mine will be developed via explosions. Under the project, one of the unfavourable factors for Tashtoun and Litchq Villages is the noise during mining. Besides the noise, people’s health will be undermined with mining dust rich in toxic substances and harmful gases, as well as increase in radiation
01:35 August 06, 2014 | Officials | SyunikKapan-Based Social Activist and Lawyer Arshavir Khalapyan Accusing Local “Authorities” of His Arrest
Kapan-based social activist and lawyer Arshavir Khalapyan informed about his detention at the Criminal Investigation Department of Syunik Region, as
13:49 August 05, 2014 | Officials | Syunik"Zangezour Copper and Milybdenum Comine" CJSC To Import Devices Containing Radioactive Materials into Armenia
"Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine" CJSC will import devices containing radioactive materials into Armenia. On 31 July the executive reached
15:28 August 04, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots DzorGeoteam Promising To Examine Gndevaz Villagers’ Complaint
Geoteam Company developing Amulsar gold mine in Gndevaz Village, Vayots Dzor Region, promises to examine the villagers’ complains and to take proper measures, as Geoteam
12:38 August 04, 2014 | Officials | SyunikNature Protection Minister Recorded Problems at Syunik Mining Companies
During his visit to Syunik Region, Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan recorded a number of problems at Agarak copper and
14:45 July 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorSensational Statement: Over 200 Gndevaz Villagers Demanding to Stop Amulsar Project
Gndevaz Villagers, Vayots Dzor Region, has made a sensational statement, while their village is considered to be the foothold in Amulsar open pit mining. Geoteam Company
17:57 July 03, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorHakob Sanasaryan: Amulsar Fever Enhancing
Hakob Sanasaryan, Chairman of Greens Union of Armenia, has addressed a letter to Thomas Lubeck, IFC Regional Manager for the South Caucasus in regard with Amulsar gold
14:28 June 19, 2014 | Mining | SyunikAfter Rains Kapan Streets Are Flooded with Yellow Waters from Derelict Mines
After the rains the streets in Davit Bek area, Kapan Town, are flooded with the yellow waters of derelict underground mines. The front metallic gate is ...
16:53 June 18, 2014 | Officials | SyunikVorotan HPP Electricity Production License Prolonged
The Public Services Regulatory Committee has prolonged the electricity production license of 'Vorotan HPP Complex' till ...
10:28 June 18, 2014 | Water | SyunikAll Streets in Meghri Flooded
Meghri Town in Syunik Region is in emergency state. On 16 June the rain, which lasted ...
16:15 June 12, 2014 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots DzorEminent Domain To Be Recognized Over A Number of Objects For Construction of Electrical Communication Line of Hrazdan TTP
2760 trees will be cut down in the section next to Kamo substation (Gavar Town). The total area of tree felling is 13800 square meters