RA Minister of Nature Protection Aramayis Grigoryan received the representatives of the German Development Bank /KfW/


RA Minister of Nature Protection Aramayis Grigoryan received the German Development Bank /KfW/ delegation led by Regional Director Eva Witt.

Welcoming the guests, Aramayis Grigoryan, appreciated KfW bank activities in the region, particularly in Armenia. Minister of Nature Protection expressed his gratitude to the German Government for their political support and path to reestablish the historical truth within the scope of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Referring to the KfW programs implemented in the environmental sector of our country Aramayis Grigoryan noted: “The Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia appreciates the long-term active and successful cooperation with the bank, and the tangible success especially in projects aimed at promoting the preservation of the Caucasus biodiversity.”

Regional Director Eva Witt in her turn thanked for the close cooperation and positive assessment, and reflected on “Creation of protected areas in Javakhk plateau in Armenia” and “Support to the protected areas in Armenia” programs. The current issues concerning the project implementation were also discussed.

Referring to the problem of Zangezur Biosphere Complex, Aramayis Grigoryan stated: “Though the complex management experience in protected areas in Armenia is new, we have a significant achievement in this sphere and we can say that Zangezur Biosphere Complex is a well operating institution. Attaching great importance to the necessity to preserve the rich biosphere in Armenia, Aramayis Grigoryan added that works were launched to create “Tatev” National Park which will ensure the conservation of ecosystem and rich biodiversity of the place. Within the scope of the project “Devil’s bridge” nature monument restoration and management improvement will be carried out. The parties also reflected upon efficient management and saving problems of the RA water resources. Speaking about the project of Kaps basin restoration, Eva Witt stated that it is a rather serious procedure requiring a coordinated cooperation between various departments of the Government and involvement of all the parties. Aramayis Grigoryan mentioned that although basin construction and irrigation problems are not under the subordination of the RA MNP, the latter is willing to support the efficient management of water resources within the framework of its authorities and with its professional resource. 

Additionally the sides considered collaboration perspectives of new programs and expressed readiness to be actively involved in the activities.