Minister Erik Grigoryan took part in the ceremony of handing 7 UAZ Hunter and 1 UAZ PICK-UP off-road vehicles to “Kapan Forestry Enterprise” branch of Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection.
The off-road vehicles were provided by the German Development Bank-financed (KFW) “Support Programme for Protected Areas – Armenia” (SPPA-A) project; the project also provides targeted assistance to the state structures of Syunik region, that have direct impacts on biodiversity conservation.
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan in his speech signified the importance of providing similar aids meant for the efficient implementation of large-scale forest reforms.
Higher technical upgrading of regional structures of "Hayantar" SNCO will enhance the efficiency of forest preservation supervised by them. The peculiarity of “Support Programme for Protected Areas – Armenia” (SPPA-A) project is it that has socio-economic components besides the environmental one. The global experience shows that environmental projects are implemented productively, when they are combined with socio-economic ones. The environmental capacity building is combined with the measures directed to community buildout, aimed at reducing the pressure on forested areas": stated the Minister of Nature Protection.
The Chairman of Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection, Mikayel Manukyan extended a vote of thanks for the support and attributed importance to the constructive fulfillment of the functions of the Committee, thus breifed that donated UAZ PICK-UP off-road vehicles will be furnished with firefighting equipment, enabling to fight against wildfires productively.
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Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body was defined as a subordinate body to the Government by the RA law on “State administration system bodies” adopted on March 23, 2018, thus citizens may send their calls and applications to the Head of the Inspection Body (Address: 46 Charenc, Yerevan, tel. 011-81-85-92).