The draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” is submitted to the public for discussion
The Ministry of Environment submits the draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” to the public for discussion. The procedures of developing a document, which may have an impact on the environment and human health, and providing expert conclusion are simplified by the proposed amendments.
Potentially contaminated sites of storks by organic oil are being cleaned
The drainage works have initiated nearby Hovtashen community, where, according to the monitoring, the accumulation of organic oils were detected which had covered over 100 storks.The cleaning activities are accomplished by the employees of "Melioration" CJSC of the Water Committee. The representatives of the Ministry of Environment, the Water Committee, the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, regional and community bodies were also present.
Joint environmental projects to deepen cooperation between Armenia and Japan
Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada discussed cooperation issues in the direction of restoring the ecological balance of Lake Sevan and addressing other environmental issues.
Certain mercury-containing products will be phased out
It took place the awareness raising workshop in the Ministry of Environment with representatives of organizations importing mercury-containing light bulbs.
There took place the reception of citizens in the Ministry of Environment
At the meeting with the Minister of Environment, citizens and sectorial experts came up with viewpoints and solutions on water management, energy saving technologies, alternative heating systems and other environmental issues.
Invitation to join the Open Government Partnership Initiative Working Group
The Ministry of Environment announces submission of bids of the civil society organizations and the private sector under the 2018-2020 OGP Action Plan, Armenia , to ensure access to unified information system for management of water resources. Corresponding organizations will be included in the working group coordinating the activities of the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP).
Approximately 720 million AMD to protect the population of Artik region from stone pit dust and floods
By dint of over 720 million AMD grant attracted from the International Environmental Fund, the problem of dust emitted from the existing and non-operating mines in Artik region will be addressed, which has damaged the health of the local population for decades.