A working group will be established to regulate forest fire prevention and measures fighting against them, which will include employees from State Forest Committee of RA Nature Protection Ministry and RA Ministry for Emergency States. This decision was reached at the working consultation held by Miqayel Manukyan, Chairman of State Forest Committee of RA Nature Protection Ministry. He outlined that the formation of a working group is important taking into consideration the experience of forest fires last year and taking into consideration that the high season for forest fires is still ahead.
Forestry enterprise directors expressed concerns that fires frequently break out in the areas of near-forest communities, then get into the forest and in this case they need the intervention of the MES.
It should be mentioned that forest fires occurred two frequently in 2017. Under the data for 'Forest State Monitoring Center' SNCO, in 2017 there were fires broken out in 'Khosrov Forest' State Reserve, Vayots Dzor Region and Byurakan, where the total area burnt down made up 2922.316 ha. It should be mentioned that under the data provided by National Statistics Service, in 2012-2016 an aggregate area of 364.6 ha was burnt down.
Reminder: on 25 March 2018 a fire broke out in 'Jilut Tala' section of Dilijan National Park. Under the MES data, around 2.7 ha of the vegetation-covered area, 17 trees, stubs, and branches were burnt down.
18:02 March 27, 2018