New appointments in the Ministry of Environment:
“Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center” SNCO
By the order of Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan, Levon Azizyan was appointed to the post of Acting Director of the newly established “Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center” SNCO.
Vahe Matsakyan was appointed to the post of Director of “ArmForest” SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment.
Annual savings of 1.800.000 AMD, due to the sun
The outcomes of the work of the Ministry of Environment
In the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project, with the support of the Ministry of Environment-coordinated small grants component (SGC), “New Planet” environmental NGO implemented a project of upgrading the heating system of the secondary school of the city of Agarak, Syunik region, with the installation of advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) heating systems.
Up to 800.000 AMD will be fined for waste burning;
The Ministry of Environment fights against air pollution
The new draft, developed by the Ministry of Environment, could be instrumental in enhancing the situation in the sphere of harmful emissions, and improving air quality in the capital and throughout the republic.
Fishing in Lake Sevan under strict supervision; the Ministry of Environment submitted a new draft
The Ministry of Environment developed a new draft focused on streamlining usage and sustainable management of bioresources in Lake Sevan. It is proposed to ensure the conveyance of swimming means into or out of Lake Sevan for commercial fishing only from 17 mentioned districts in the draft (the districts are indicated in the image attached).
$ 780.000 was not transferred to the Ministry of Environment for the law-drafting
In response to the spread of irrelevant and misleading information on the Internet about making additions to the RA law on “Freedom of Information”.
CLARIFICATION on making supplements to the law on “Freedom of Information”
The only objective of the Ministry of Environment is to increase the level of environmental security; the Ministry pursues no other objective.
The proposed amendment stems from the strategy on environmental education and upbringing development yet approved by N7 protocol decree of the Government on February 22, 2018.
First, we find it necessary to state that the proposed regulation is defined in the Aarhus Convention, moreover, this regulation is also set out in Directive 2003/4/EC, particularly in (h) point of the 2nd paragraph of Article 4 thereof.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP, initiated an awareness campaign, in the frames of which 60 social advertising panels on water resources, air pollution reduction, forest protection and fight against plastic were to be placed in different parts of the republic.