From July 16, 2014 to the present the employees of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA have monitored more than 200 deep wells in Ararat valley, 107 of which were set to valve mode, liquidated. As a result, 11330 l/ s of water was saved which constitutes annually more than 360 million cum of freshwater. Khachik Hakobyan, the deputy of the minister of Nature Protection of the RA said about this during the press conference on October 27. Comparing the three months’ works with those implemented in the previous one year Khachik Hakobyan said, “In the result of the works implemented in the previous one year savings have been made on 43 wells, 20 liquidations and 23 conservations. As a result 243 l/s of water was saved, and per three months it constitutes 11330 l/s of water”. “Throughout the course of the implementation of the works we have seriously collided with the economic interest. We have worked coordinated with the police, the prosecution, National Security Service”, said the Deputy Minister. According to him entrepreneurs were subjected to 6.4 million fines and penalties for using water illegally.
16:38 October 27, 2014