HOT LINE ›
December 09, 2010 | TeghoutFROM TEGHOUT DEVELOPMENT TO CORRUPTION IN PAROS: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN PARLIAMENT
In the course of traditional questions and answers at the National Assembly of Armenia the “Heritage” Party deputy Zaruhi Postanjyan asked why the government hadn’t fulfilled its arrangement with Teghout Support Group about international expert assessment, whether Teghout development is possible or not. Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan replied
November 24, 2010 | Teghout680 FUR TREES PLANTED IN GHARAKOTOUK
On November 20 around 900 students from 8 higher educational institutions in Yerevan, namely Yerevan State University, Yerevan State Engineering University, Yerevan State Engineering and Construction University. Yerevan State Medical and Pedagogical Universities, participated in fur tree planting initiated by “Vallex” Group Company in a territory of 2,8 ha called “Gharaqotouk Areas” in Teghout and Shnogh Villages.
November 18, 2010 | TeghoutGREEN ACTIVISTS INTEND TO HOLD A LARGE-SCALE FOR PROTECTION OF TEGHUT
it is envisaged to hold the action in various countries simultaneously. The green activists will hold posters "Let''s Save Teghut Forest!" in the central streets. The action will last 30 minutes.
October 28, 2010 | TeghoutAARHUS CONVENTION COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE IN GENEVA REACHED DECISION ARMENIA NOT COMPLY WITH CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS
The Aarhus Convention’s compliance committee in Geneva reached a decision Armenia doesn’t comply with certain obligations imposed on it as a Convention Party. In its decision the Committee proposes the Government of Armenia to take necessary measures to regulate this situation on legislative and administrative level and to take practical measures.
October 25, 2010 | TeghoutRALLY WITHOUT MICROPHONES
Teghout Support Group members had an arrangement with the café owner located in the garden opposite the conservatory to supply with power the rally-concert organized by them. Nevertheless, as it turned out in the morning there will be no electricity in the garden during the whole day. Thus, most famous writers and rock musicians didn’t manage to sing
October 25, 2010 | TeghoutWHAT ABOUT TEGHOUT?
“Teghout” CJSC administration excludes the possibility of nature destruction. Environmentalists raise alarm already having experience with the mines in Tchochkan and Tumanyan. Such water flows out of derelict houses you cannot just bring near your hand; at least you will get burnt.
September 30, 2010 | TeghoutREMOVAL OF TURQUOISE BED IN TEGHOUT
Studies conducted still in the Soviet period in Teghout detected about 100 million tons of turquoise bed. Complex geological structure hinders to determine exact amount of reserves.
September 22, 2010 | TeghoutUNDER VTB BANK REQUIREMENT, TEGHOUT MINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM UNDER STUDY
“One of the main issues strictly set up by the bank is proving the viability of the environmental action plan. Now independent international experts are conducting examination,” Arzoumanyan said.
September 07, 2010 | TeghoutVILLAGE HEAD TOLD JOURNALISTS: YOU ARE NOT PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SO I WON’T ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
The checkups conducted by the Supervisory Chamber in 2009 detected that Shnogh Village Administration sold 186 ha of its land area to “Teghout” CJSC lowed than the cadastral price which resulted in the community budget lacking 252 million AMD. In 2010 “Teghout” CJSC paid off to the budget and, as a result, the budget increased from 61,7 million to 317,3 million.
September 03, 2010 | Teghout“VALLEX” RESPONSES
In reply to the written application of Teghout Protection Group members to the Eurpean bank for Reconstruction and Development, Vallex Company submitted own comments to the Hetq electronic newspaper, which particularly says:
August 31, 2010 | TeghoutTEGHOUT PROTECTION GROUP GAVE LETTER TO HEAD OF EBRD YEREVAN OFFICE
On 31 August the Teghout Protection Group held a protest demonstration in front of the Yerevan office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Teghout Protection Group members gave a letter to Valeri Razlog, Head of Yerevan Office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This letter particularly says:
August 30, 2010 | TeghoutVILLAGE HEAD FULL OF HOPES: ANY REASONS?
Teghout Village Head in Lori Marz Harutyun Meliksatyan told the “Hetq”, “Teghout” CJSC paid 117 million AMD to the community budget for the land area of agriculture significance with the purpose of changing its status to that of industrial significance.
August 30, 2010 | TeghoutALREADY 40 MILLION SPENT, 55 HA FOREST CUT DOWN
…At present 40 million USD from the internal resources of “Vallex” Group Company to implement the program concerning Teghout Mine. “People from all Armenia are employed here. We have 150 people employed from Teghout, and 140 from Shnogh, Alaverdi - 150. The rest of the employees are from other regions of the country.
August 30, 2010 | TeghoutPROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF YEREVAN OFFICE OF THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (EBRD)
On 31 August at 12.45 Teghout Protection Group will hold a protest demonstration in front of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
August 23, 2010 | TeghoutGREAT NUMBER OF TREES AND NO CELEBRITY
On 22 August a rock concert in support of the Khimki forest was held in Moscow. Famous Russian rock starts headed by Yuri Shevchouk joined this event.
August 23, 2010 | TeghoutFOREST CUT DOWN IN TEGHOUT SOLD WITH DIFFICULTY
Timber is piled up in the football field in Shnogh Village. This is forest cut down in Teghout… Shnogh Village Administration Head Haykaz Kochinyan and Teghout Village Administration Head Harutyun Meliksetyan say their villagers buy timber at a price of 1200 AMD for one cubic meter, while the timber heaped up in the football field costs 12,000 AMD.
August 20, 2010 | TeghoutS.O.S TEGHOUT CALLS RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV TO PERSUADE VTB TO REFRAIN FROM FUNDING TEGHOUT PROJECT
S.O.S. Teghout Group consisting of NGOs, as well as individual citizens who protest against Teghout copper and molybdenum mine development, call Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to persuade Russian VneshTorgBank to refrain from Teghout project funding.
August 18, 2010 | TeghoutWORLD FAMOUS ROCK SINGER SERJ TANKIAN’S OPINION ABOUT TEGHOUT PROTECTION GROUP
Under Sivilitas Foundation website, world famous rock singer and human rights activist Serj Tankian spoke about his impressions youth environmental movement in Armenia: “I can see a new wave of youth movement in Armenia. Yesterday I met with Teghout Protection Group and saw they are ...
August 09, 2010 | TeghoutLOOK AND REMEMBER: YOU MAY SEE TEGHOUT FOREST FOR THE LAST TIME
The football field in Shnogh Village is full of timber, all in all 4,500 cubic meters. This is Teghout Forest cut down recently for the development of Teghout copper and molybdenum mine. This sight is not for nervous people. You can eyewitness how large pieces of forest landscape disappear from the geographic map, instead bare building grounds appear full of concrete structures.
August 05, 2010 | TeghoutNO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO NATURE PROTECTION UNLESS DISASTER OCCURS
Forests are destroyed not only on the spot of mine development, but also above as drainage water will flow into wells drilled and forests will get withered. Water resources will be exposed to pollution, while biodiversity will get extinct. Deforestation will affect climate change that will bring to huge pressure on the whole ecosystem of that particular region