To reduce the pressure of adjacent communities on forest areas of “Areviq” national park, in the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project, the Ministry of Nature Protection implements a project: providing of alternative fuels to two mountainous settlements of Meghri community. On the margins of the project over 70 tons of fuel briquettes were purchased from "Range" LLC for providing households and schools in the highlands of Lichk and Tashtun settlements of RA Syunik region with thereof.
The first batch of fuel briquettes (20260kg) was distributed in Tashtun settlement on November 27, 2018.
In case of a successful start-up of the initiative, according to the agreement reached between the Ministry of Nature Protection, Meghri community and “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project implementation unit, also, there will be considered the possaibilities of meeting the entire demand for winter fuels in communities.
Besides, one of the basic goals of this initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection is to promote alternative fuels in the republic.
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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).