The Pan-Armenian Environmental front (PEF) insists that "Arpa-3" and "Khachaghbyur" SHPPs are constructed in the territories of state reserves and must be issued negative opinions. On 13 March the statement disseminated by the PEF particularly says:
“As it turns out that “Jermuk Hydrological” State Reserve is located 2100-2470 meters above sea level within the ranges of Arpa river upper reach catchment area. As “Arpa-3” SHPP is planned to be constructed on the Arpa River 2146-2287 meters above sea level, it’s clear that the SHPP can’t be located beyond reserve territory. Consequently, the Nature Protection Ministry should definitely issue a negative opinion of environmental impact expert assessment.”
What about “MegaEnergy” LLC, this company has be submitted continuously changing projects of "Khachaghbyur-2" SHPP to be constructed in Getahovit community, Tavush Region, for the environmental expertise in recent two years, the last attempt was on 17 February. During public hearings the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front one again presented its grounded objections on this project and highlighted that this SHPP is constructed within the ranges of “Ijevan” State reserve.
14:53 March 14, 2014