Erik Grigoryan was appointed to the post of Minister of Nature Protection
Guided by the proposal of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian appointed Erik Grigoryan to the post of Minister of Nature Protection on May 12, 2018.
An invitation to cooperation and work
The bank of experts is to be formed within the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA with the objective to ensure the opportunity for those, who will be engaged in environmental policy-making procedures and projects implemented under the aegis of the Ministry on a paid or voluntary basis.
On May 9, Director of “Dilijan” national park Armen Abrahamyan alongside Head of the Conservation Unit Benyamin Sargsyan and two activists of "Eco House and Camp" initiative executed an inspection to clarify the truthiness of the news about illegal felling in the area of “Dilijan” national park posted on “Sos” TV channel of Facebook social networking website.
There were signed numerous environmental grant projects within the last one-and-a-half-year period
There was signed the largest environmental grant project amounting to USD 20 million in the history of Armenia with the Green Climate Fund: it is the one in the Eurasian region and the 10th globally.
The measures to face the risks of year’s water scarcity were discussed
RA Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan held a working consultation over the action plans envisaged for 2018 water scarcity.
Public hearings will be held over the construction of “Vorotan-1” SHPP, submitted by "Vorotan Hydro" LLC
The officer of the OSCE Secretariat evaluates the activates of Aarhus Centres
At the request of the Office of Internal Oversight of the OSCE Secretariat , Senior Evaluator of the Office of Internal Oversight of OSCE Secretariat Birger Held had a meeting with the workers of corresponding subdivisions of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and RA National Focal Point to the Aarhus Convention H. Parsamyan.
The mining companies have been obliged to continuously monitor the mines and their adjacent areas
The environmental monitoring system has been entirely amended. The integrated “Environmental Monitoring and Information Centre” SNCO was set up within the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA.
It has been ultimately addressed the issue over ensuring the necessary water amount in the rivers
The issue of discharging necessary amount of water into rivers after water abstraction envisaged for the exploitation of SHPPs was addressed. The specialists voiced about insufficient water flow in rivers over the years.
Extensive legislative and institutional changes were supervised
During the last one-and-a-half-year period large-scale legislative and institutional changes were executed in environment protection sphere.
Public reviews of bordering draft of Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative District, submitted by “YerevanProject” CJSC will be held
Public reviews will be held over expanding and mineral prospecting of open pits of Ararat travertine and clay mine, submitted by "Ararat Cement" LLC
Water savings in Ararat Valley amounted to 156 million cubic meters per annum only
The RA Ministry of Nature Protection accomplished large-scale legislative, institutional changes and measures in nature protection sphere in the last one and a half year.
The natural condition of Shaki waterfall was restored in 2017
During the previous years the RA Ministry of Nature Protection regularly received requests, thus the media circulated publications, where citizens urged that while visiting Shaki waterfall, they witnessed its malfunction state.
Public reviews will be held over mineral water extraction from 34/70 well of Solak carbonated mineral mine, submitted by “Prodex” LLC