The Aldermen’s Council of Mets Ayrum community will convene a meeting at 9:30 on 26 February to make a decision on changing the status of 12 ha agricultural land areas for the construction of a new tailing dump by Akhtala Ore Dressing Plant. For the construction of a new tailing dump 12.10684 ha from Mets Ayrum community and 27.98901 ha from Tchotchkan community will change the category of the land areas from agricultural to industrial. Tchotchkan Rural Municipality has already reached a decision on the change of the category of the land areas. The only person opposing to the protest demonstration, Oleg Durgaryan, will be on a business trip and won’t be able to take part in the meeting. Oleg Durgaryan has filed a letter to the community head requesting to postpone the meeting, but avail. “The community head has decided to convene a meeting at 09:30 a.m, as most villagers are busy will daily activities and their participation at such hour is improbable. The selected hour is also not convenient for the involvement of mass media. Nevertheless, we call all community residents, interested citizens, structures and mass media, as well as environmentalists to express their position and to be informed,” Oleg Durgaryan posted on Facebook.
18:46 February 23, 2015