16:18 | May 22, 2018
"We urge the government to pay attention to the development of tourism, to direct investments to this field, as the tourism opportunities available in Jermuk are sufficient to solve the unemployment issue completely, without having to develop the mining industry.”
10:04 | May 22, 2018
Activist Ani Hovhannisyan told the packed room and the panel, comprised of seven Armenian and international environmental and sustainable development specialists, that she and other concerned Armenian citizens would never allow Lydian International to go ahead with the Amulsar project.
13:38 | May 21, 2018
The Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) reports that residents of Gndevaz, Jermouk and Kechout, in Vaots Dzor Province, have blocked the roads to the Amulsar gold mine for a third day, not allowing any construction equipment to enter the site.
20:07 | May 4, 2018
Hovhannisyan is especially irked by the attitude of local residents who try to justify their illegal logging by arguing that it puts food on the table for their kids. He says the majority doesn’t understand the damage being done.
16:04 | April 7, 2018
“They built one hydro plant near us, and they took the water away via a pipe. I used to be able to net some fish and serve to guests. They’ve piped off the water. Where can I catch fish now? It’s the same with the mine. It’s all done in the name of personal gain,”
00:05 | March 29, 2018
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.
14:11 | March 23, 2018
The current and former directors of the Haghartzin section of Armenia’s Dilijan National Park have been arrested for dereliction of duty surrounding the illegal logging of some 6,000 trees during 2014-2017.
21:23 | March 19, 2018
Two bottlenose dolphins, now being kept in a pool adjacent to the Best Western Paradise Hotel in Armenia’s northern resort town of Dilijan, will be sent to Iran according to Ministry of Nature Protection Chief of Staff Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.
13:51 | March 17, 2018
At a meeting with representatives of Yerevan-based construction firms, Yeghish Terteryan, who heads the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, raised the issue of improper dumping of building waste, telling the business owners that his agency would prefer to prevent such violations, rather than having to fine the companies at fault.
15:58 | March 16, 2018
Ministry Chief of Staff Hovhannes Hovhannisyan told Hetq that one of the reasons for discontinuing working with Pandera Security was because the company wanted AMD 82.8 million a month to patrol the park.
17:23 | March 14, 2018
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.
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