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Nature Protection Ministry Tangling?
11:55 April 09, 2014 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Nature Protection Ministry Tangling?
On April 4 the Nature Protection Ministry disseminated a statement, which says...
442 Trees TO Be Cut Down In Case "Arpa-3" SHHP Constructed
11:23 April 08, 2014 | SOS | Vayots Dzor
442 Trees TO Be Cut Down In Case "Arpa-3" SHHP Constructed
If the Nature Protection Ministry issues a positive opinion to the construction project of Arpa-3 SHPP, 442 trees and bushes will be cut down in ...
Nature Protection Ministry Got Tangled in SHPPs Being Constructed in Jermuk
12:49 April 07, 2014 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
Nature Protection Ministry Got Tangled in SHPPs Being Constructed in Jermuk
The Nature Protection Ministry promises to hold inspections in Jermuk based on the signals about mass tree felling on SHPP construction sites.Whether it’s coincidental or not, but...
Amulsar Project: Many Risks and Unknown Benefits
12:38 March 26, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Amulsar Project: Many Risks and Unknown Benefits
Amulsar gold mining project is implemented by Lydian International LLC, the main shareholders are directors and top managers of the...
PEF: "Arpa-3" and "Khachaghbyur" SHPP Projects To Be Issued Negative Conclusions
14:53 March 14, 2014 | Biodiversity | Tavush | Vayots Dzor
PEF: "Arpa-3" and "Khachaghbyur" SHPP Projects To Be Issued Negative Conclusions
As it turns out that “Jermuk Hydrological” State Reserve is located 2100-2470 meters above sea level within the ranges of...
Darb River Experiencing Crisis
15:17 March 10, 2014 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Darb River Experiencing Crisis
The SHPP pipes a total river area of 4411.2 meters, which makes up 20.% of the river.Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model, this indicator has caused ...
Investment Projects of Lydian International Pass from Gndevaz Village to Jermuk Resort
12:24 March 04, 2014 | Mining | Vayots Dzor
Investment Projects of Lydian International Pass from Gndevaz Village to Jermuk Resort Video
The budget currently makes up 81 million AMD, out of which 54 million is paid by Geoteam,” the village head said. If Gndevaz village joins Jermuk, the payments will be received by...
Nature Protection Ministry Assuring that Arpa-3 SHPP Territory Not Belonging to “Jermuk” State Hydrological Reserve
11:45 February 19, 2014 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Nature Protection Ministry Assuring that Arpa-3 SHPP Territory Not Belonging to “Jermuk” State Hydrological Reserve
It turned out that the pipe of the SHPP doesn’t run in the territory of the reserve. There were incorrect data in...
Aysas River To Be in Disastrous State If "Nane" SHPP Developed
13:18 February 17, 2014 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Aysas River To Be in Disastrous State If "Nane" SHPP Developed
Hermon SHPP is constructed on the Aysas River operated by “Elegis HPP” LLC, the derivation length is 3270 meters. It should be mentioned that “AratesEnergy” LLC is planning to construct...
What Culture Minister Wanted To Say and Which Environmentalists She Met?
16:19 February 11, 2014 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
What Culture Minister Wanted To Say and Which Environmentalists She Met?
At the press conference of 7 February Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan touched the problem of using Magel Cave for tourism purposes. The Culture Minister said that...
Lydian International wraps up C$15mln funding
14:05 February 03, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Lydian International wraps up C$15mln funding
Lydian International has tied up a crucial C$15 million funding deal to progress its Amulsar gold project in Armenia.The company has entered into an agreement with...
Struggle for Unique Magel Cave Continuing (Photos)
18:14 January 22, 2014 | Biodiversity | Vayots Dzor
Struggle for Unique Magel Cave Continuing (Photos)
“Magel Cave is one of unique caves in Armenia, where biodiversity is fine and can easily be damaged,” said...
Nature Protection Minister: Amulsar Project Should Be The Best In The World
10:39 January 09, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
Nature Protection Minister: Amulsar Project Should Be The Best In The World
We had 2-3 discussions concerning Amuslar project, where Jermuk Town ...
Gladzor Project Granted Negative Opinion of Environmental Opinion
16:27 December 03, 2013 | Officials | Vayots Dzor
Gladzor Project Granted Negative Opinion of Environmental Opinion
It should be noted that Gladzor poly-metallic mine contains copper, lead, zinc, silver and cadmium. Under EcoLur’s Ecological Risk Model ...
Fish Should First Jump over Stones, Then Walk Upwards To Get To Spawning Site
12:37 November 25, 2013 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Fish Should First Jump over Stones, Then Walk Upwards To Get To Spawning Site Video
“Jermuk Hydrotech” CJSC, which plans to construct new “Jermuk 2” SHHP, doesn’t ensure needed water flow for the fish pass. The company not only doesn’t take into consideration the defined rules and standards, but also...
Public Hearings in Jermuk: Don’t Enter Water Not To Get Soaked
14:40 November 20, 2013 | Forest | Vayots Dzor
Public Hearings in Jermuk: Don’t Enter Water Not To Get Soaked Video
“So, what should be do? To estimate how the noise will impact each bird?” said...
SHPP Arpa-3 Planned To Be Constructed In Territory of State Reserve
16:14 November 14, 2013 | Biodiversity | Vayots Dzor
SHPP Arpa-3 Planned To Be Constructed In Territory of State Reserve
If “Arpa-3” SHPP is granted a positive opinion of the environmental expertise, it will be constructed in the territory of specially protected area “Jermuk Hydrological State Reserve”. The reserve is
General Thought Like That: To Construct SHPP
14:24 October 22, 2013 | Water | Vayots Dzor
General Thought Like That: To Construct SHPP Video
“No public hearings were held as such to inform the people what is taking place. They didn’t gather the people and didn’t present anything,” the villagers said and added,
Rats in Village’s Drinking Water
13:23 October 22, 2013 | Water | Vayots Dzor
Rats in Village’s Drinking Water
But several years ago somebody reached a decision that the height of the village should be below 2000 meters, and now the height of the village is 1960 meters, so...
LYDIAN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMULSAR GOLD MINE
12:38 October 18, 2013 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
LYDIAN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMULSAR GOLD MINE
The working group was formed by the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia in order to discuss issues related to the proposed location of heap leach processing facility, and was comprised of senior representatives from the Company and the Armenian Government, including representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Nature Protection, the Ministry of Urban Development and the State Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre. On October 8, 2013, the working group concluded that...

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