Latest #SuisseSecrets investigation is about Yukos Oil's Armenian subsidiary company.
Projects are at the early development stage, but scoping documents show a huge impact on the environment - including red list species of flora and fauna of local and international significance.
A company partially owned by a relative of Vazgen Sargsyan, an Armenian military commander and prime minister assassinated in 1999, plans to open a factory in the Ararat village of Yeraskh near the border with Nakhijevan to process metal scrap.
Residents of Armenia’s Karaberd vilage in the country’s northern Lori Province today barred representatives of a mining company that wants to expand geological surveys at a local gold mine from entering the town hall where a public hearing was schedu
Converse Bank Board of Trustees’ President Armen Ter-Tachatyyan wants to build a US$110 million business hub in a part of Yerevan once known for its fruit trees and gardens.
The Armenian government has extended mining rights to Lydian Armenia CJSC at the controversial Amulsar gold mine site for another three years, until 2039, without a new environmental impact assessment.
Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment has given the green light for open-pit basalt mining on the outskirts of Yerevan.
In 2016, The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), an environmental NGO in Armenia, leased 5,000 hectares of land from the Vayots Dzor village of Vardahovit for 25 years.
Gohar Arakelyan, an independent contractor, has been renting 116 square meters in the market’s administrative building since May 2019 and is registered with the Ministry of Finance as an organization engaged in the production, import or trade of fire
Residents of the northern Yerevan district of Avan, today voiced their opposition to a project to build a smelter in their community.
The Armenian government approved the plan last year and allocated 64.3 million drams (US$158,750) for its construction by a company called Yerevan Projects CJSC.
Vahagn Rash (Rushanyan) was surprised and angered to see that the catalytic converter of his Lexus had been stolen in broad daylight on January 24, 2022, when his car was parked on a downtown Yerevan street.
The Armenia Ministry of Environment, on April 6, gave the green light to a My Forest NGO project to reforest an area, just south of the town of Stepanavan, in the country’s northern Lori Province.
• In 2021, more than 300 exotic animals, including 44 giraffes, 20 zebras, 20 crocodiles, 68 different species of antelope, seven African wild dogs and ten black swans, were imported to Armenia.
Hetq spoke to Nalivayko, asking why the company recently announced that work at the open pit mine in Armenia’s northern Lori Province would be halted as of March 14.
AV Mining LLC has applied for a permit to conduct exploratory work in Armenia’s Arijidzor mineral field.
Armenia’s Administrative Court today decided to resume its review of the case to terminate Vayk Gold’s permit to operate the Azatek gold mine.
GeoProMining Gold LLC intends to operate Armenia’s Sotk gold mine until 2025 via the open-pit method, after which it will revert to closed-pit mining.
Residents of Yerevan’s Babajanyan Street, in the Malatia-Sebastia Administrative District, have launched a signature petition to oppose the construction of a huge residential complex in the area.
Copper LLC now operates a scrap metal collection business in Avan and wanted to construct a smelter on site.
Even though the Yerevan Municipality has been repairing the numerous potholes that dot the neighborhood’s streets, residents say the roads need a major overhaul.
A company owned by the former Secretary General of Armenia’s Special Investigative Service will build a new residential complex in Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia District.
GeoProMining Gold LLC, which operates the Sotk gold mine on the new Armenian-Azerbaijani border, plans to expand production at the Ararat Gold Recovery Plant located several miles south of Yerevan.
Armenia’s Administrative Court of Appeals has ordered Pm Nikol Pashinyan to reinstate Igor Sargsyan as Deputy Head of the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body (EPMIB) and to pay him back wages.
This building below, at 80 Firdus Street, was included in the list of monuments only after activists fought for its landmark status.
The dust swirling in the air above Yerevan often exceeds the maximum allowable concentration (MAC).
The Gasparyans are also shareholders in Pokr Kghzi LLC.
Hetq reached out to the twenty-five parties and alliances running in the June 20 snap parliamentary election in Armenia to ascertain what their position is regarding the Amulsar gold mine.
One sensor, with a battery life of six years, costs $80.
Giving consumers more options when it comes to choosing their electricity supplier is one of the aims of a $8 million USAID initiative (Market Liberalization and Electricity Trade (MLET) project) launched in Armenia in December 2018.
For the third time, an application has been submitted for geological prospecting at the Vazashen gold-polymetallic mining site in Armenia’s northeastern Tavush Province.
Narineh is angry about the lands taken from Artsakh and given to the enemy. She cannot reconcile herself to the idea that "the Turks have set foot on her husband's blood". That the lands her husband so valiantly fought to defend have been handed over
AT-Metals LLC, a company partially founded by the family of Hamlet Hovsepyan, a former adviser to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, intends to carry out geological prospecting at the Taghamir gold mining sites in Syunik.
On November 29, Georgian border guards banned Maxim Arzumanyan, who left to fight in Artsakh, from returning to his home in Ninotsminda where his wife and kids await his arrival.
Given the border changes resulting from the recent war in Artsakh, the Sotk gold mine, the largest in Armenia, now straddles the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
American-Armenian lawyer Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, who works with the Armenian Bar Association, urges all citizens displaced from Artsakh to take their property certificates with them, to keep all evidence of living in the area, including photos, vid
On October 2, Gevorg Avagyan left his home in Javakhk (Georgia) and headed for the Armenian border. His ultimate destination was the Artsakh frontline, to fight.
Javakhk native Maxim Arzumanyan’s first visit to Artsakh took him to the frontline.
Armenians in the Israeli city of Haifa gathered today near the Baha'i shrine in the city to protest the Israeli government's sale of weapons to Azerbaijan.
Hetq has received reports that a group of young Armenians from the Javakhk region in Georgia today blocked the interstate road leading to Turkey in the Armenian-populated village of Kartsakh in the Akhalkalaki region and banned Turkish trucks from en
The Armenians are negotiating with the police to allow them to get the assistance to Armenia.
ML Mining LLC, owned by former Secretary General of the Special Investigation Service (SIS) Davit Sukiasyan, has not been fined for unloading construction debris at an illegal Yerevan dump site.
Zaven Ovsyan, the brother of Shirak Deputy Prosecutor Artyom Ovsyan, has filed a preliminary environmental impact assessment (EIA) application for the construction of a multifunctional residential complex in Yerevan’s Dalma Gardens.
A hydropower plant owned by the son of Aghvan Hovsepyan (a former Prosecutor General of Armenia and former President of the Investigative Committee), has been fined 200,000 drams ($412) for not returning enough water to Geghi River in Syunik it draws
While law enforcement agencies in Armenia are busy investigating Hetq's articles on sold lands and construction in Yerevan’s Dalma Gardens, a former Yerevan municipal official is trying to sell his land, acquired at a 2012 auction at just above the a
Malta-based Vivaro Ltd, a remote gaming operator, was fined €733,160 in late August after the FIAU inspected the company, uncovering ten violations.
The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched a criminal case under two articles - violence against minors and the organization, management or participation in gang violence.
Karen Kamalyan has filed a lawsuit against the Yerevan Municipality over a 1,600 square meter plot of land in the city’s Dalma Gardens that the family has tended for almost thirty years.
Since 2012, Trotsenko has been an adviser to Igor Sechin, CEO of the Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft.