On February 1, 2022, the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of RA National Assembly issued a positive conclusion to RA draft laws "On Amendments to Mining Code of the Republic of Armenia" and "On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses" suggesting that they be included in the agenda of the regular sessions of February 7.
The draft bills are intended to regulate the process of industrial sand extraction from the border rivers, particularly the Araks river basin. According to the draft law "On Amendments to Mining Code", many problems arise as a result of extractions from the Araks River bed, including substantial risks of border changes, which have caused the need for urgent regulation of the mentioned problems.
The draft law "On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses" also proposes to tighten the responsibility for this administrative offense. In particular, the extraction of sand from the bed of the given river by the persons who have the right to use subsoil for the purpose of extracting sand from the riverbeds of the border rivers causes a fine in the amount of five thousand times the minimum salary set for the officials of the organization.
February 06, 2023 at 17:14