The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front and “Trchkan” civic initiative has sent a crime report on “Khachaghbyur-2” SHHP to RA Police Head V. Gasparyan and RA Special Criminal Investigation Department Head V. Shahinyan. The letter says, “On 3 May we dispatched a letter to RA Nature Protection Minister to receive clarification on environmental violations committed in the dale of Paghjur (Khachaghbyur) River.”
The deadline was replying to our letter expired on 12 May 2013, nevertheless, Nature Protection Ministry has kept silence so far.
The fact is that from August to October 2012 “MegaEnergy” LLC introduced heavy machinery into the territory of buffer zones of “Ijevan” and “Arjatkhleni” reserves, damages and distorted the forest landscape and destroyed a significant number of trees and caused damage to environment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L9cfKZGXDNE):
The damage caused to environment hasn’t been assessed so far, nobody has brought to responsibility for unlawful actions and it’s already four months since the investigation is in process. “ArmForest” SNCO is not ‘aware’ of the destruction of numerous trees in its forestry enterprise, while Nature Protection Ministry on 26.03.2013 issued a positive opinion to the working project of “Khachaghbyur-2” SHHP submitted by “MegaEnergy” LLC for the SHHP construction in “Ijevan” reserve neglecting the opinion of the local population and our professional observations and comments.
Please, accept this letter a crime report and take steps to bring to justice the official who demonstrated indifference, as well as the company which caused irreversible damage to environment with its actions.
12:35 May 23, 2013