Speaking about Investments, But Keeping Silence on Damages in Environment
“Sagamar” CJSC made investments in the amount of 70 million USSD from 2007 to October 2011 and spent another 23 million USD to construct a shaft,” says the statement of Karen Kazaryan, Director of Armenian program of Neva-Rus Company in “Achievements of Lori Region for 2007-2011” report. The document also says that Aagamar Company started operating Armaniss ore processing combine, spending 14.6 million USD to reconstruct Armanis-Stepanavan highway.
‘Sagamar’ Company develops Armanis gold mine located near Stepanavan. EcoLur received many times alarm signals from local communities that the industrial wastes of the company are dumped into Dzoraget River, that the company obstacles to public that intends to increase the transparency of company activities and doesn’t allow them to enter the territory. In reply to EcoLur’s letters in regard with signal alarms, Nature Protection Ministry answered, that the company is in the list for examinations in 2012.
By the way, “Achievements of Lori Region for 2007-2011” report says nothing about environment damages and, in general, ‘nature protection’ section is missing, which Lori is so proud of.
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