The residents of Margahovit, Debed, Yeghegnut, Vahagn and Vahagnadzor Communities, Lori Region, unanimously opposed the conduct of geological prospecting in Hanqadzor mineral ore.
"Lusajur Ventures Invest" LLC envisaged in the above-mentioned communities to hold a public hearing on “EIA of Planned Geological Prospecting in Hanqadzor mineral ore for 2021-2024.
However, the local residents, environmentalists and civil society representatives did not allow company representatives to enter the municipality buildings.
Seeing that the population in Margahovit and Vahagnadzor communities is not going to listen to them, the representatives of "Lusajur Ventures Invset" LLC did not go to the other three communities.
Civil society representatives, however, visited Yeghegnut, Vahagn and Debet communities, met with residents and community heads. According to protester Grigor Vardanyan, they have the minutes of all five communities stating that the public hearings did not take place.
Photo Credit: Varduhi Ananyan
April 16, 2021 at 17:55