Enquiry to Village Head: How Much Forest and Agricultural Land Areas Were Allotted for SHPPs and "Zangezour Biospheric Complex"

Enquiry to Village Head: How Much Forest and Agricultural Land Areas Were Allotted for SHPPs and "Zangezour Biospheric Complex"

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Arthur Ghazaryan, Chairman of Kapan-based “Union of Employees’ Rights Protection” NGO has addressed an open letter to Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan, which says, “As you know, in the frames of KfW funded “Support to Specially Protected Areas of Caucasus” program “Zangezour” Biospheric complex was established in Syunik Region, while in the frames of “Support to Renewable Energy” program KfW bank makes investments in the construction of SHPPs and in 2012 KfW bank allotted US $ 40 million loan.

I would like to ask information on whether or not

* forest and agricultural fertile land areas were allotted to Zangezour biospheric complex in Syunik Region,

* in the frames of “Support to Renewable Energy” program forest and agricultural fertile land areas were allotted to constructed SHPPs, as well as SHPPs to be constructed,

* How Agriculture Ministry controls the damage caused by the SHPP construction in the frames of “Support to Renewable Energy” program.

The material was  developed in the frames of “Supporting reforms in the sector of small hydro power plants through enabling a dialogue between civil society  and the Ministry  of Nature Protection for sustainable use of river ecosystems” supported by UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme".

13:43 February 03, 2015


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