In order to exclude any overexploitation of natural resources, RA Nature Protection Ministry has developed the draft law 'On Making Amendments to Tax Code of the Republic of Armenia', which doubles the payments set for the illegal use of natural resources.
'The main problem is non-regulated and spontaneous overexploitation of natural resources without taking into consideration the natural opportunities for their reproduction and the prerequisites needed to be ensured. There is a need to use such economic leverages, which can limit the excessive and illegal use of resources,' the draft law rationale says. The proposed amendments refer to the use of surface water, particularly for fish-farming and industrial purposes, groundwater mineral water and salt mining, solid non-metallic mining (except for soil) and use of bioresources.
18:19 November 14, 2017