New Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan met with the public organizations and stated about his willingness to cooperation: “Today I want to hear about problems,” he said at the course of the meeting. Reminder: Artsvik Minasyan headed RA Economy Ministry, which is, to a certain meaning, is an opponent to Nature Protection Ministry. The Minister was immediately presented with “hottest” problems people are concerned with such as Amulsar open gold mining project, court ruling on Teghout copper and molybdenum project, which excluded inspections on the activities of “Teghout” CJSC, problems with SHPPs, particularly “Shaqi” SHHP constructed on a natural monument, Shaqi waterfall. The minister promised to organize meeting-discussions on the hottest problems. EcoLur outlined the success of the project on SHPP monitoring, which was implemented through the dialogue with Nature Protection Ministry with the support of UNDP/GEF Small Grant Programme and stated about a new project on reforming SHPP sector already approved by UNDP/GEF Small Grant Programme.
16:36 October 10, 2016