USD 2.5 million grant will be directed to vulnerable settlements and poor families
“Strengthening land based adaptation capacity in communities adjacent to protected areas in Armenia” grant project has been launched, which will be implemented in rural and urban settlements of 4 communities in Tavoush, Ararat and Lori regions. The USD 2.5 million grant will be directed to setting up of berry and fruit orchards, creation of solar irrigation pumps for thereof, construction of solar dryers and greenhouses, restoration of arable lands and pastures, rehabilitation of roads.
Irina Ghaplanyan took part in Ecological Session on “Eco-cities – Sharing Experiences”
Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan participated in the ecological session on “Eco-cities – Sharing Experiences” of the Eurasian Economic Forum in Xi'an, China.
In attendance were high-ranking guests from a number of countries: Moldova, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Mongolia, etc.
Regional center for certification of refrigeration and climate specialists will operate in Armenia
Today, the participants of the session of the Interstate Ecological Council of the CIS countries, who arrived in Armenia, participated in the opening of the Regional Center for Continuing Education and Certification in “Anania Shirakatsi Lyceum” scientific-educational complex.
Erik Grigoryan was elected Chairman of CIS Interstate Ecological Council
The 5th session of the Interstate Ecological Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place in Yerevan, in the course of which Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan was elected Chairman of the Council for a term of one year.
The restoration project of degraded lands will be implemented in Armenia
Here will be implemented land degradation neutrality grant project in Armenia, developed by the Ministry of Environment together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The position of Public Administration Bodies and the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA), ELARD and TRC companies over the documents of “Lydian Armenia” CJSC
Invitation to tender for acquisition of liquidation or conservation activities of deep wells
Invitation to acquire liquidation or conservation activities of deep wells in Ararat and Armavir regions for the needs of the Ministry of Environment.
(Published 2019-08-23 14:36:00-to by 2019-08-30 10:00:00 time including))
Invitation to tender for acquisition of technical monitoring services of liquidation or conservation activities of deep wells
Invitation to acquire technical monitoring services of liquidation or conservation activities of deep wells in Ararat and Armavir regions for the needs of the Ministry of Environment.
(Published 2019-08-23 16:04:00-to by 2019-08-30 11:00:00 time including).)
Mercury-added products will be phased out
A grant project is implemented under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia in a bid to phase out mercury-added products (lamps, thermometers, etc.), thereby subsequently banning their use in Armenia. The necessary legal basis will be developed, public awareness-raising activities on harmful impacts of mercury will be held within the framework of envisaged actions.
Hunting is permitted only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and on holidays and remembrance days prescribed by law
On the basis of the 2nd paragraph of the 5th Article of the RA Law on “Hunting and hunting resources” and the 8th point of the 1st paragraph of the 8th Article, Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan signed an order defining permissible hunting amounts and periods envisaged for hunting animals for 2019-2020.
Call for the selection of the Implementing Partner for the Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme)
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia, being the National Designated Authority of the Green Climate Fund (NDA GCF), invites licensed banks and non-banking financial institutions in the Republic of Armenia to join the project as the Implementing Partner within the framework of up to $700 thousand grant project. The project envisages to back the application of green financial instruments in Armenia. Particularly, the following activities are said to be implemented within the grant project scopes:
Sustainable cooperation between Armenia and the Czech Republic will be deepened by new projects
Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia Bedřich Kopecký. The Minister congratulated the Ambassador on assuming his diplomatic mission in our country, expressing hope that the sustainable cooperation between Armenia and the Czech Republic in the sphere of environmental protection will be deepened in his tenure.
The forest will be supervised via smart IOT sensor systems
Modern technologies hereafter enters the forests of Armenia. There were detected the cases of illegal cutting of trees in the areas of Stepanavan forestry, thereby 10 sensor control devices have been set up here. The devices detect sounds of ax, gasoline, fire, or any other movement within seconds, and send GSM signals to the server, where the specially designed software determines their nature and transmits coordinates to networked systems, to mobile phones and computers of forest protection providers.
Invitation to bid for accounting activities of fish and crayfish stocks at Lake Sevan and its catchment basin
Invitation (ՇՄՆ-ԳՀ-ԱՇՁԲ-19/03 cipher) to bid for accounting activities of fish and crayfish stocks at Lake Sevan and its catchment basin for the needs of the Ministry of Environment.
The draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” is submitted to the public for discussion
The Ministry of Environment submits the draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” to the public for discussion. The procedures of developing a document, which may have an impact on the environment and human health, and providing expert conclusion are simplified by the proposed amendments.
Potentially contaminated sites of storks by organic oil are being cleaned
The drainage works have initiated nearby Hovtashen community, where, according to the monitoring, the accumulation of organic oils were detected which had covered over 100 storks.The cleaning activities are accomplished by the employees of "Melioration" CJSC of the Water Committee. The representatives of the Ministry of Environment, the Water Committee, the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, regional and community bodies were also present.
Joint environmental projects to deepen cooperation between Armenia and Japan
Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada discussed cooperation issues in the direction of restoring the ecological balance of Lake Sevan and addressing other environmental issues.
Certain mercury-containing products will be phased out
It took place the awareness raising workshop in the Ministry of Environment with representatives of organizations importing mercury-containing light bulbs.
There took place the reception of citizens in the Ministry of Environment
At the meeting with the Minister of Environment, citizens and sectorial experts came up with viewpoints and solutions on water management, energy saving technologies, alternative heating systems and other environmental issues.
Invitation to join the Open Government Partnership Initiative Working Group
The Ministry of Environment announces submission of bids of the civil society organizations and the private sector under the 2018-2020 OGP Action Plan, Armenia , to ensure access to unified information system for management of water resources. Corresponding organizations will be included in the working group coordinating the activities of the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP).