A regular Cabinet meeting was held on 20 April chaired by Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, where the PM assigned RA Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan to develop a documentation of legal acts within three months, which will regulate procedures related with environmental monitoring implementation and accountability by soil managers. Though the current RA Code on Subsoil plans current monitoring, nevertheless, the procedures for implementation criteria and report submission are not regulated. Currently the absence of monitoring data doesn't enable to assess the real impacts and risks of different components of environment because of soil management, as well as to initiate relevant preventative actions,' Karen Karapetyan said. Referring to RA Minister for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Ashot Manukyan, the PM noted, 'We are arranging and fixing new term for those having submitted projects. Those having not submitted their projects shall be rigidly negotiated about taking back licenses.'
16:07 April 20, 2017