RA Ministry of Nature Protection has defined a new water usage regime meant for ''Shaki'' SHPP with the objective of supervising balanced condition of Shaki waterfall


RA Ministry of Nature Protection regularly receives calls and the media circulated publications thus urging that during their frequent visits paid to Shaki waterfall, they witness poor state of the latter. The Ministry, attributing importance to conservation priorities of the natural monument, as well as ecotourism advance, organized negotiations and discussions with the officers of “Hakobjanyan and Galstyan HPP” LLC, the State Tourism Committee of Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of RA alongside nature protection experts. Due to the discussion, there was decided to reconsider the water permit issued to ''Hakobjanyan and Galstyan HPP'' LLC. It was defined a developed water abstraction regime envisaged for the exploitation of ''Shaki'' SHPP by the new water permission, according to which the company may conduct total water abstraction ruling out the periods of March 15 until April 30, 11:00-17:00, May 1- September 30, 11:00-19:00, October 1-November 15, 11:00-17:00.