12:04 September 19, 2014 | Officials | Vayots DzorUnder Governmental Resolution Mosquitoes in Jermuk Gone Wintering Early of Time
The Government has found out that this year mosquitoes and other biting insects are going to winter starting from august because of the change in climatic
16:41 September 02, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorWhat Impact Will Amulsar Project Have on KfW Bank Investment project?
At the public hearings on Amulsar project held in Gndevaz community, Vayots Dzor Region, on 25 August the representative of German KfW Bank
16:13 September 02, 2014 | Officials | Vayots DzorNature Protection Ministry Approved News About Fining "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC in Amount of 30,723,000 AMD
The Nature Protection Ministry has provided to EcoLur information about the problems and fines recorded in the tailing dumps of Armenia
13:58 September 01, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorAbout Amulsar Project Hazards and Millions Promised to Gndevaz Villagers
here we have to understand why the company is willing to make such expenses to develop this mine with low concentration
14:56 August 30, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorGndevaz Villagers Started New Signature Collecting Against Amulsar Project
employees of the Information Center replied that no problems have arisen during 6-7 years of their operation. As one of the participants Karen Barseghyan, a Gndevaz villager said, the villagers intend to address a letter to one of the main shareholders of the company – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, demanding to stop the funding of the project. The signature collecting has
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?
16:55 August 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorWhat Did Gndevaz Village Head Agree with PM Hovik Abrahamyan about Amulsar Project?
After the cameras were placed, the village head told the villagers opposing to the mining project, “After negotiating with the government and different meeting, I understood one thing, the mine
16:47 August 28, 2014 | Sevan | Gegharkunik | Vayots DzorState Committee for Water Industry and PEF Arguing about Lake Sevan Water
The State Committee for Water Industry of Territorial Administration Ministry and the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PEF) are arguing about stealing water from Lake Sevan. On its website the Committee responded to
15:20 August 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorThe Youth from Gndevaz Village Organizing Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Project
The Youth from Gndevaz Village Organizing Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Project
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
15:20 August 12, 2014 | Water | Vayots DzorViolations Exist - No Body Liable
On 24 July 2014 the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front applied to Nature Protection Minister presenting certain photos, which clearly show how the environmental flow is
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
15:20 August 07, 2014 | SOS | Vayots DzorMinistry Must Issue Opinion on SHPP Projects As Artavan River May Appear in Disastrous Situation
It means that the Artavan River, which has only a length of 19 km, will piped or a distance of 6667.5 meters or 35% of the river will be left without water
14:54 August 07, 2014 | SOS | Vayots DzorLetter to Nature Protection Minister: Construction of New SHPPs on Artavan and Other Rivers of Armenia Is Impermissible
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PEF), “EcoLur” Informational NGO and Public Environmental Alliance have sent their opinion to Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan on new SHPPs, particularly on the construction of two “Artavan” SHPPs on the Artavan River. The public representatives
15:30 August 04, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorWhy Gndevaz Villagers Opposed to Amulsar Project?
We also worked at Amulsar, the mine is not open yet, but we worked during the geoprospecting…For example, I took part in the geoprospecting in Amulsar for one year, I worked for Geoteam Company. They drilled thousands of wells, and whoever worked there had problems with their health. For example, I had
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