The results of the Ministry of Environment-implemented “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) are already tangible
As a result of allocating grants of 700 thousand AMD, entrepreneurial projects of beekeeping, horticulture and animal husbandry have been launched in Geghanush community of Syunik region.
Gagik Amiryan - Gold Medal award
By the order of the Minister of Environment, Gagik Amaryan, Nurseries’ Manager of “My Forest Armenia” NGO, was awarded today the departmental gold medal for significant contribution to the sphere of nature protection.
Deputy Minister of Environment Vardan Melikyan handed the departmental gold medal to Gagik Amiryan.
Nitrogen dioxide concentration in Yerevan
In the period of April 26 to May 3 (compared to April 5-12), there was observed an increase in nitrogen dioxide by about 14% in the atmosphere.
According to my own application, I have been relieved of the post of Minister of Environment, I would like to report back the work accomplished over the past two years.
The works were supervised due to the efforts of the ministry and its subordinate structures, for which I express my gratitude to our team, I am proud of you.
Yes, our work did not find a place in these pervasive sensational and popular information flows; perhaps we were busy building a system rather than making some noise.
The entire staff of the Ministry of Environment, despite the criticism and often unfair treatment, did their best in a bid to solve the problems inherited for decades.
No state can be built and strengthened if the work of a civil servant is not respected, from a first-class specialist to a prime minister and a president.
In all our actions, we have been guided only by the state interest and ensuring the right of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia to have a healthy environment.
I would like to extend a vote of thanks to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and my colleagues from the government for their cooperation and joint efforts.
Ultimately, it is everybody’s duty to protect the environment, regardless of our profession, field of work and preferences.
I have conditionally divided the implemented work into 111 points.
After a 50-year break, the leopard returned to Tavoush region
The cameras captured a leopard in the area of Yenoqavan village of Tavush region.
Earlier, on November 19, 2019, the news was disseminated that a leopard had attacked one of the residents of Yenoqavan.
8.5 tons of agricultural products, 5500 sq. m. farm, 8 new jobs
Due to the Ministry of Environment-implemented “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A), a new company has been established in Tatev community of Syunik region, which is engaged in the production of agricultural products.
As a result of the project, 5,500 square meters of land plot free of charge for 25 years was purchased in Tatev settlement, in which two greenhouses of 200 square meters and open fields were established respectively.
23 hectares of reforestation in the one particular forestry
In the previous year, by dint of the funds allocated from the state budget, “ArmForest” SNCO supervised unprecedented volume of afforestation activities. On May 2, Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan and Deputy Minister Vardan Melikyan conducted a visit to forest enterprises of Lori and Tavoush regions, summed up the large-scale works performed in 2019 along with the workers of “ArmForest” SNCO. In the spring and autumn of 2019, around 70,000 trees were planted in “ArmForest” SNCO’s “Voskepar” forest enterprise, Noyemberyan community, Tavoush region.