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.
This time, the company seeks to start extracting basalt and other ores, in open-pit fashion, at a mining site in Aragatsotn Province, some 3-6 kilometers southeast of the town of Ashtarak.
ML Mining Ltd, which he fully owns, is set to carry out geological surveys in the southern expanse of the Voskehat basalt mine in Aragatsotn Province.
A company co-owned by Avetis Berberyan, an assistant to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, plans to build a brewery and restaurant in the resort community of Arzni, in Kotayk Province.
It seems that the company is going ahead with its plan to build the Sedvi 2 plant on the river even though Hagvi village residents voiced opposition to the project at a public hearing last February.
Marat Duryan, who heads the Investigation Department of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee has applied for an exploratory license for the Soflou-Lernashen mine field.
Residents of the Armenian-populated village of Tzghaltbila, in Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, have petitioned the Georgian General Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the conduct of Father Anatoly Ivanyuk, who’s been serving the local Catholic community for the past 27 years.
Samvel Karapetyan, the Russian-Armenian businessman billionaire who owns the Tashir Group, now wants to get his hands on Armenia’s underground riches.
Ballerina Naira Aghvanyan is half Armenian, half Russian
Newly appointed Armenian Ambassador to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan is a man of means, but has a lackluster record as a member of parliament.
Two rare white lions, residing at the Minsk Zoo since December 2016, have charmed visitors old and young alike. The lions, it turns out, came from Armenia. More specifically, businessman and erstwhile politician Gagik Tsarukyan gifted them to the son of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
Samvel Karapetyan never said it was an Apostolic church. Only a part was Apostolic. It occurred in 1830 when they built an adjacent wooden vestibule as the Holy Resurrection Church.
Just days ago, the installation of a stone cross at a church in the village of Gumburdu led to a confrontation and scuffle between residents and police. The incident sparked comments about a so- called Russian-Azerbaijani conspiracy, and raised questions about the alleged friendly relations between Yerevan and Tbilisi.
Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that criminal charges of assaulting police and government representatives, property damage, and organized hooliganism have been filed against as yet unnamed residents of the Javakhk village of Gumburdu who tried to gain access to the Holy Resurrection Church on September 30 after being blocked by Georgian police.
Georgian police today prevented residents of the Armenian-populated village of Gumburdu (Javakhk) from erecting a stone cross in the yard of the local church.
Hetq has received a letter from the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), saying that citizen Ruben Tatulyan applied to them to assist in removing his personal information from the Hetq website.
Arayik Arshakyan, an advisor to the head of Armenia’s State Social Security Service, has his eyes set on two potential mine sites in Gegharkounik Province and has filed for an exploratory mining license.
On September 4, a Yerevan court threw out a suit filed by the Investigative Journalists NGO to force the Special Investigative Service (SIS) to hand over a copy of its decision to drop a criminal investigation into the offshore business interests of Mihran Poghosyan, a former head of the country’s Compulsory Enforcement Service.
The school boycott began on September 1, the first day of the fall semester, and calls by the school principal and government officials to end it have fallen on deaf ears.
Instead of presenting their new teachers with flowers today, the first day of the new school year, first graders in the Kotayk village of Pyunik, escorted by their parents, gathered in the village square to protest an August 24 government decision that will close the school in two months and have the pupils attend classes in the the neighboring village of Artavaz.
Five of the families fled from Azerbaijan almost thirty years ago and have been living in the dilapidated annex of the school since.
In May 2009, an explosion at the plant killed four employees.
From August 2012 to March 2013, using false contracts and payment orders, he appropriated a transfer of 5,804,577,000 drams (equivalent to 10,980,000 euros) by the Russian Mir Business Bank CJSC in Moscow.
A police official tried to convince the protesters that blocking the road doesn’t serve their cause, but they stood their ground, saying the road was open to all except the Miram officials.
Samvel Kirakosyan, the mayor of Artvi, one of the communities in the mine zone, told Hetq that residents know little about the project and have not agreed to anything as yet.
A lamb is being skinned for a sanctuary meal. A villager says that in the past, every third family slaughtered a lamb on this day, but this tradition has become a bit rare now.
It’s safe to say that most people in Armenia don’t know who's getting rich from exploiting the country’s mineral resources.
On September 30, 2016, Hungarian police stopped a truck on the M5 highway and discovered it was carrying over 1,000 artifacts, including gold coins.
We then called the office of Soglasiye-Armenia. A woman identifying herself as Sara, the chief accountant, said the company has no contract with the painters.
The leading telecommunications operator in Armenia VivaCell-MTS (“MTS Armenia” CJSC) announces about the acquisition of the assets of the ADC Company (“Armenian Datacom Company” CJSC), through participation in an open auction, in accordance with the provisions set by the Republic of Armenia Law on Bankruptcy.
Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection has given the go-ahead to Green Power Ltd. to build a 3.31 megawatt hydro-electric power station on the Tashtoun River in Syunik Province.
Orogen Managing Director Colin Bird says the company’s renewed interest in Mutsk is based on the successful project at Armenia’s Amulsar mine.
The newly built Holy Cross Church opened its doors today to hundreds of the faithful at a consecration ceremony in Gumburdo, a village in Georgia’s Akhalkalaki region.
I only saw a smattering of people when I visited the Yezidi village of Hako in Armenia’s Aragatzotn Province.Koubar’s tonir hut
Samvel Aleksanyan, a Republican Party of Armenia MP running for reelection in the April 2 election, is probably best known as the owner of the Yerevan City chain of supermarkets in Armenia.
Artur Baghdasaryan, president of the Armenian Renaissance party and a former secretary of the National Security Council, seems to have suffered a bout of amnesia when filling out his financial disclosure, to be filed with the Central Electoral Commission, as a candidate for Armenia’s new parliament that will be decided based on the April 2 election.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia says, “Citizens of Armenians, Armenians, Yezidis, Russians, Assyrians, Kurds, Greeks and representatives of other national minorities have the opportunity for full- fledged expressiveness.”
Since the ORO alliance has nothing specific to say about Javakhk, this writer can only assume that the alliance believes Javakhk and the problems faced by Armenians there, are of no concern to citizens in Armenia.
Sheikh Muhammed Musallami, from Saudi Arabia, has decided to go ahead with plans to build a water bottling plant in Artavaz, a village in Armenia’s Kotayk Province.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) is refusing to provide Hetq a copy of its decision to drop a criminal investigation into the offshore business interests of Mihran Poghosyan, a former head of the country’s Compulsory Enforcement Service.
The SIS says that its investigation into the offshore business interests of Poghosyan failed to reveal any incriminatory evidence of wrongdoing.
On January 11, 2017, Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) received a notice from Switzerland’s Federal Department of Justice and Police, saying that it couldn’t offer legal assistance in the offshore business case of Mihran Poghosyan.
A large shareholder of AraratBank was the Flash gasoline company owned by Barsegh Beglaryan (64%). 25% was owned by the Reconstruction and Development Bank, and 10% by Rural Impulse Found II.
“It doesn’t matter who owns the wells or who is behind their operation. Two principles are important for us. The first is whether a well is legal or not. The second is whether the well meets the standards of efficiency set by the government,” Minasyan said.