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).
Approximately 720 million AMD to protect the population of Artik region from stone pit dust and floods
By dint of over 720 million AMD grant attracted from the International Environmental Fund, the problem of dust emitted from the existing and non-operating mines in Artik region will be addressed, which has damaged the health of the local population for decades.
The session agenda of the Public Council featured issues concerning ecological status and illegal tree cutting of Lake Sevan
The issues regarding prevention of ecological status and illegal tree cutting of Lake Sevan were considered at the session of the Public Council attached to the Minister of Environment.
Inviting construction companies to attend a discussion
The estimated cost of works is about 540.0 million AMD
On August 8, it will be the opening of bids of the tender with ՇՄՆ-ԲՄ-ԱՇՁԲ-19/01 cipher - for the needs of the Ministry of Environment - announced for acquisition of works to be implemented within the period of 2019-2021 for the cleaning of forest stands of Lake Sevan covered with water.
Developed new projects of cooperation with JICA
In the course of the meeting with Resident Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Georgia Yukihiko Ejiri, Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan discussed the issues related to the expansion of the cooperation within the framework of Green Climate Fund and Minamata Convention.
Performed inventory of abandoned and districts without owner of mining wastes
The Ministry of Environment performs research and inventory activities of abandoned/ districts without owner of mining wastes.
The "Green bus" project has been launched
On June 29, "Green bus" project was launched in Yenokavan village of Tavoush region. The day was marked by “HayBuys'' festival, in the frames of which projects addressed to environmental protection and sustainable development were presented.
Discussed the directions of cooperation between the Ministry and HEIs
On the initiative of the Ministry of Environment, there took place a discussion between the Ministry and higher educational institutions (HEIs) on eco-educational issues on June 25 and on June 28.
The Deputy Minister of Environment met with the delegation of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan received the official delegation of Ukraine dealing with environmental issues.
There took place the working meeting of the delegations of the Ministry of Environment and the KfW Bank
It took place the next working meeting of the delegations headed by Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan and Alvaro Berriel, Project Manager at German Development Bank (KfW).
The four firefighting SUVs were handed to the SPAs
The delegation led by Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan received Chairman of Supervisory Board of Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) David Morrison, Executive Director Geof Giacomini, Thomas Eisenbach, Head of Department for Energy and Natural Resources of German Development Bank (KfW) and National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan.
The 17th of June is the World Day to Combat Desertification
The Convention to Combat Desertification was signed twenty-five years ago, on 17 June 1995. Armenia is one of the first countries to join the Convention to Combat Desertification, which has developed the National Action Programme to Combat Desertification (NAP-CD).
The Minister of Environment convened the meeting of the representatives of the citizens holding an action of protest
Today, Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan met with a group of residents of Aragats village, Aragatsotn region; in attendence was also MP Matevos Asatryan, who is elected from this elecroal district.
June 5 is World Environment Day (WED)
The world’s population marks World Environment Day (WED) - June 5 - as the day of citizens concerned about nature protection. The Republic of Armenia proclaimed the day as Ecologist’s Day in 2004.