The Adaptability Fund within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has provided a grant of 1,435,100 AMD for the implementation of “Management of Wastes and Floods in Non-operating Stone Pits in Artik Town” pilot project. 40 ha of the area surrounding the town and non-operating mines will be planted with trees and an up-to-date rest zone will be established, which is missing in the community. It is planned to improve plough lands, pastures and meadow lands for people dealing with agriculture. The slopes of two drainage systems running into the town will also be enhanced within the project ranges and a fast disaster response system will be introduced: the project is implemented by “Environmental Program PIU” state institution.
It should be mentioned that no atmospheric air monitoring has been conducted in Artik Town since 2005, while this town is exposed to the dust impact. Only air basin is monitored in Shirak Region. According to the examinations preceding 2005, the dust density in Artik made up 2000 g/s, which exceeds the permissible maximum concentration by multiple times (0.15մg/m3 in 24 hours).
13:40 August 06, 2019