RA state budget for 2019 foresees 810 hectares of reforestation activities. It included reforestation of 150 hectares, promotion of natural growth of 200 hectares, and support for 460 hectares of bushy forests. To this end of 2019, 425842.8 thousand drams was allocated in accordance with the program of State budget "Forest Management" and "Forest restoration and forestry works" programs.
By the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on October 10, an amendment was made to RA state budget for 2019. The point is that no reforestation works were carried out in the spring and they are planned to be implemented in the fall. The redistribution of the works and the recalculation of the expenses have been carried out, as a result of which the amount needed for the "Forest restoration and reforestation" measure is currently 424603.0 drams. The remaining 1239.8 thousand drams will be directed to RA Government Reserve Fund. It should be noted that under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Armenia has undertaken an international commitment by 2050; to increase the country's afforestation to an optimal 20.1% (currently 11.2%).
15:39 October 11, 2019