Government Allocates $70.5 Million to Prevent Water Scarcity in Ararat Valley
The Armenian government today allocated AMD 70.458 million (US$ 147,000) to finance research and work to stave off a potential scarcity of water in the Ararat Valley.
The valley, Armenia’s “bread basket” has been plagued with illegal water wells for years, mainly to service the large number of fish farms in the area, many owned by government officials and their close friends.
Due to the gradual dropping of the area’s aquifers, the government has embarked on building new deep wells and refurbishing the old ones.
The plan also seeks to rehabilitate the Sevaberd Reservoir and the implementation of irrigation and other works on the territory of the Sevjour River and Akhuryan Reservoir.