The Water Committee of RA Ministry for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources has disseminated a press release touching upon the rumors spreading around Chair Inessa Gabayan's name and the additional water intake from Lake Sevan. The press release says:
'After being appointed as the Chair of Water Committee, Inessa Gabayan publicly spoke about their family business and explained that their family of hydro specialists founded an SHPP five years ago.
The Water Committee has no relation with water use permit procedures and in case of the needs driven from its functions, the Water Committee applies to the relevant agency of RA Nature Protection Ministry. Additional water intake from Lake Sevan is also being exploited. At the first hours of the additional water intake out of Lake Sevan, Committee Chair paid visits to three regions without any prior warning, visited all the HPPs taking water from Sevan-Hrazdan water intake to make sure no HPP operates at the expense of the irrigation.'
19:05 September 05, 2018