Hetq has started to investigate leasing contracts of state-owned forest lands in Armenia.
Armenia and Georgia are not only neighbors but are countries in which mining plays a significant role in the economy. In both, the extraction of gold has been turned over to foreign firms and offshore companies about which people in Armenia and Georg
Mr.Khachatryan hasn’t driven a tractor in fifteen years. He’s gifted the tractor he privatized after the collapse of the Soviet Union to one of his five daughters. His son-in-law now uses it to work the land.
Karaberd, a village in Armenia’s Lori Province, is slowing becoming a ghost town.
Armenia’s only homeless shelter is located in Vardashen, a small community just a stone’s throw from Yerevan’s Erebuni Fortress.
On February 14, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered six judgements against Armenia for the expropriation of the applicants’ land for mining in Shnogh and Teghout villages.
Gevorg Simonyan, running for mayor of Vardenis, and his supporters today blocked the local highway near the town and called for the resignation of Gegharkunik Provincial Governor Gnel Sanosyan, claiming that he ordered employees of the local hospital
Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection has given the green light for the construction of a family amusement park, estimated to cost US$ 22 million, in Yerevan’s Dalma Gardens neighborhood.
Georgia’s Akhaltsikhe Regional Court yesterday sentenced Ararat Saharyan and Meruzhan Hovhannisyan (the Akhalkalaki Market Director and Chief Inspector) to four years imprisonment after being found guilty of commercial bribery.
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has threatened to ban Hetq from the internet throughout Russia if we do not remove all previous articles pertaining to Ruben Tatulyan, a
Hetq reporter Kristine Aghalaryan visited Iran for the New Year. Here’s a story she filed from Tehran.
Former Armenian Minister of Finance Gagik Khachatryan and his family have been swept up in a financial scandal involving Bradwell Investment Corp., a company owned by Khachatryan’s nephew Aram Khachatryan.
Tabriz has an Armenian district near the center of the city. There, a small store named Van Silver, with its shiny silver items displayed in showcases, invites the attention of passers-by.
15 Javakhk Armenians detained and questioned about military service in Armenia
A Russian mining company says it has “no comment” on press reports that it’s planning to reopen the Teghout copper and molybdenum mine in Armenia’s Lori Province.
It’s taken almost two years and two legal suits, but Armenia’s Special Investigative Service has finally provided Hetq with its decision to drop the “offshore” criminal investigation of Mihran Poghosyan, Armenia’s former Chief Compulsory Enforcement
A special working group of sector specialists and NGO representatives set up to review mining operations in Armenia has begun an inspection of the Kajaran copper and molybdenum open-pit mine in Armenia's southern province of Syunik.
84-year-old Grandma Nastya has turned a corner of her room into a shrine of sorts where she carefully preserves two religious books that her ancestors brought from Western Armenia almost two centuries ago.
Hetq tried to get clarification from Gagik Khachatryan’s son, Artyom Khachatryan. The latter said his father was out of the country, but that his representatives would answer our questions.
Over the past three years, Armenia’s Ministry of Health has allocated some AMD 400 million ($830,000) in business contracts to a company owned by Aleksandr Sargsyan, the brother of former Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan.
Scuffles broke out when a truck driver from Georgia got out of his cab and demanded that he be allowed to pass.
The “Arzni” waters plant in the Byureghavan community of the Kotayk Marz has become a headache for “Anelik Bank” CJSC (now ID Bank, renamed after rebranding). The new shareholder of the bank has suddenly found himself in a predicament where the sole hope for its resolution is the impartiality of the new government and the judicial system.
One of the workers at the plant, located on Gajegordz Street and operated by WKS Armenia LLC, told Hetq that he and the others now receive 30,000-45,000 drams monthly.
Regime change in Armenia has put an end to the operations of the Luys Cultural, Scientific and Education Foundation founded in 2009 by former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and former Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan.
ML Mining LLC, a company owned by Special Investigative Service Chief of Staff Davit Sukiasyan, has filed for a permit to mine for perlite sand in Armenia’s Aragatzotn Province.
Irate Nurnous residents blocked the road to the mushroom plant in 2014.
The Martuni River, on which the plant is located, flows into Lake Sevan. The river stretches for 27.6 kilometers.
As for his other declared revenues and assets, Osipyan has declared US$1,500 in revenue from a $15,000 loan he made.
Vardenik residents never met with MP Hakob Hakobyan, as they demanded yesterday after the legislator reneged on his promise to vote in favor of Nikol Pashinyan on May 8.
Residents of Vardenik, a village in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province are annoyed that MP Hakob Hakobyan reneged on his promise to vote in favor of Nikol Pashinyan for the post of prime minister on May 8.
A public hearing on the Nig Mining project is scheduled for May 7 at the Meghri Municipality.
Residents of the Gegharkounik village of Vardenik have turned off the water turning the turbines of a hydro-electric plant owned by Republican Party of Armenia MP Hakob Hakobyan.
Hetq has received word that the management of GeoPromMining Gold has prevented employees at its Sotk gold mine from joining protesters who have closed the roads leading to the nearby town of Vardenis, in addition to the road from Sotk going to Karvatchar in Artsakh.
MP Gagik Tsarukyan’s Multi Group LLC intends to expand production at the Mghart Gold Mine in Armenia’s Lori Province.
Activists seek to raise the awareness of local residents about the dangers of the gold-mining project and the ongoing resistance to prevent the operation of the Amulsar mine.
They had done so earlier today as well, but heeding the call of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, they temporarily opened the artery, one of the two linking Armenia to Artsakh.
Manukyan, elected a parliamentary deputy in April 2017 from the 13th district in Tavush Province, where several demonstrations are taking place today, writes “I have always remained faithful to my constituents and what the people of Tavush have to say. I am their friend.”
Karapetyan argued that the current political impasse could negatively affect the economy, scaring away investors and tourists.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Armenian citizens would have to apply for Schengen visas for Germany, Austria, Sweden and the Benelux countries via VisaMetric LLC starting from April 3.
A company 50% owned by Mikhail Grigoryan, a former Armenian deputy defense minister and commander of the joint Armenian-Russian military unit, plans to build a mini hydro-electric plant on the Tashir River in the Lori town of Stepanavan.
61-year-old Sousanna Petrosyan dreams that one day the Hrazdan Mash machinery plant will once again provide jobs to area residents.
The woman picking the greens is 66-year-old Alvard Barseghyan from Dashtakar. Her slight stoop and wrinkled brow make her look older.
Narek Tonoyan, who founded the company in 2016, also serves as director of Jinj-Arpa LLC, which operates the Arpa-2 hydro plant on the Kenger tributary of the Arpa, and the Arpa-3 plant on the Arpa River.
Armenian International Gold LLC prospected the site in 2011-2014, and International Gold LLC carried out exploratory work in 2015-2017.
The Ministry of Nature Protection recently approved a plan submitted by Hidden Gold Ltd. to start mining for perlite at the Aragats Mine in Aragatsotn Province in the Talin region.
The Armenian government has given the green light to Armenian Oil and Gas LLC, a company mainly owned by Russian-Armenian billionaire Samvel Karapetyan, to explore for oil and natural gas in the first and the third sectors in Armenia, which include the provinces of Shirak, Lori and Tavush.
Samvel Karapetyan, the Russian-Armenian businessman billionaire who owns the Tashir Group, now wants to explore for gas and oil on lands adjacent to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
The company claims that the exploratory work, to be carried out in 2018-2020, will not negatively impact the flora and fauna of the park.
The construction of yet another hydro-electric plant on the River Meghri forced Meghri community residents to block the highway on January 23 to voice their opposition.