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New Smoking Spots Emerged in 'Khoustoup' Reserve
August 28, 2017 at 13:40 | Biodiversity | Syunik
In the morning of 28 August, new smoking spots emerged in 'Khoustoup' Reserve, a part of 'Zangezour Biospheric Complex' SNCO, and the smoke started activating towards the section of 'Dzagedzor' section. Currently,
AEF. According to international acclaimed experts gold project in Amulsar should not start։ What has Lydian hidden and what the Armenian government has been “unaware” of
July 27, 2017 at 14:27 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Now international acclaimed experts in the field have also joined Armenian experts and based on the proposal of the US-based Harout Bronozian, they presented results of three different expertises on this gold project. The results of these researches once again confirm the statement voiced for many years that gold project in Amulsar should not be launched since the assessment carried out by Lydian are extremely incomplete, while the government
Civil Society Doesn't Agree with IFC Ombudsman's Office Conclusions on Complaint of Incompliance of Amulsar Project with IFC Standards
July 25, 2017 at 16:07 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The Ombudsman's Office of the International Finance Corporation, CAO/IFC (World Bank Group) sent the initial results of the audit on the complaint of incompliance of Amulsar open gold mining project with IFC standards, so as the IFC refused from funding the project. The complaint was submitted to CAO by two residents
'Smart City' Goris Description in Development Process
July 13, 2017 at 15:42 | Cities | Syunik
Director of Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus (RECC), 'Smart City' Project National Coordinator Nune Harutyunyan informed that Goris Town has been selected as an experimental showcase in the frames of the project “United Smart Cities”
SHPP Pressure on Meghri River Increasing
July 11, 2017 at 16:22 | Small HPPs, Energy | Syunik
The project on the construction of 'Meghri 2' SHPP submitted by 'Green Power' LLC is undergoing environmental expertise. The company is planning to construct a SHPP in Syunik Region on the bank of the Meghri River. 'Green Power' LLC is already developing 'Meghri 1' SHPP on the Meghri River, as well as it has been
Litchq Mine Case Dragged On
May 30, 2017 at 11:51 | Mining | Syunik
The court case on Litchq mine is being dragged on: the court hearing appointed for today has also been adjourned: 'EcoRight' NGO President Arthur Grigoryan, who is
AEF: What Happens with Shikahogh Reserve and Artshakh Forest Frontier
May 24, 2017 at 15:20 | Biodiversity | Syunik
When comparing the coordinates, we and the employees of 'Zangezour Biospheric Complex' SNCO got convinced that these works have been carried out in the administrative area of the Republic of Armenia, while the eastern borderline of 'Shikahogh' Reserve overlaps with
Meghri River Basin Overloaded with SHPPs
May 20, 2017 at 14:42 | Small HPPs, Energy | Syunik
The Armenian Government granted tax privileges to 'Green Power' LLC for the construction of a small hydropower cascade on 18 May. The payment of VAT for the import of goods by the company