Today the members of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front blocked two cars not permitting them to drive to the construction spot of “Khachaghbyur-2” SHHP. They demanded the activists to leave the place. As Pan-Armenian Environmental Front member Levon Galstyan told EcoLur, they called the police and only after the intervention of Ijevan police the environmental activists were able to continue their way to find out what was going on in SHHP construction spot.
Reminder: “Khachaghbyur-2” SHHP is constructed by “MegaEnergy” LLC. The public opposes to the construction of this SHHP, as MegaEnergy” LLC has introduced heavy machinery in the territory of “Ijevan” and “Arjatkhleni” reserves and their buffer zones o construct the SHHP, has distorted the forest landscape and destroyed a significant number of trees. Nevertheless, under Pan-Armenian Environmental Front and “Trchkan” civic initiatives, the project documents for the SHHP say the territory doesn’t include any specially protected areas, while there is no need for tree felling, as the pipeline will run along the road. The abovementioned initiatives have recently sent a crime report to Police Head V. Gasparyan and Special Criminal Investigation Department V. Shahinyan, which said that the damage caused to environment with SHHP construction hadn’t been assessed so far and nobody had been brought to justice for unlawful actions.
It should be mentioned that the construction of “Khachaghbyur-2” SHHP is still in progress.
May 28, 2013 at 13:44