"Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanian" Alliance is taking part in the parliamentary elections of 2017. The alliance includes Ex Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan, “Unification” Party Chairperson Vardan Oskanian and “Heritage” Party Chairperson Raffi Hovhannisian. The alliance has presented an environmental programme starting from establishing environmental police to combating desertification in Yerevan.
“Environment” section of their election programme says: Development of industry (particularly mining industry), energetic and other fields shall not disturb the environmental balance of our country. All the stages, starting from ore dressing to metal melting and final production shall be performed in line with all the standards. Our alliance will pay a particular focus to the environmental problems.
• Special focus will be given to Amulsar project, which has broken down the ecological backbone of Armenia,
• A committee will be set up, which will deal with the minimization of damage caused to SHPPs,
• A complex program will be implemented to prevent deforestation and eliminating soil contamination with heavy metals,
• To solve the problem of water basin pollution in possible short time: Lake Sevan will be under permanent care and attention.
According to our alliance, Armenia shall not a mining appendix. Mining shall be carried out as compliant with the environmental requirements.
Environmental police will be set up with the main mission to promptly response violations or to prevent them.
We will ultimately stop poaching making our unique fauna extinct and illegal tree felling.
We will take urgent measures to prevent desertification of the republic, including that of Yerevan.
We will make amendments to the law on environmental taxes - imported cars will be taxed not based on their price, but the volume of the engine and type of used fuel.
14:11 March 16, 2017