On August 21, EcoLur received an alarm sginal from an Alaverdi resident on his Eco-Alarm Signal page about the burning of a Alaverdi landfill: "Occasionally, the smoke from the Alaverdi landfill spreads through the city," the alert reads.
Speaking to EcoLur about this issue, Sargis Kirakosyan, Director of the Alaverdi Municipality Utilities Department, said: “At the moment, the fire is almost extinguished. We are trying to extinguish it by a water machine." Kirakosyan said they had no information about the cause of the fire. It is worth mentioning that the five-year development plan of Alaverdi community for 2018-2022 foresees a "temporary localization of solid waste landfill in the Alaverdi community" with a budget of 15.00 million drams. The project was to start in 2018.
00:13 August 23, 2019