RA President Armen Sargsyan is ready to participate with the civil society in the development and implementation of the project of establishing a green zone in Dalma Gardens. This was announced on April 30, 2020 by the Public Relations Department of the President's Office in response to the idea of establishing a nationwide park instead of the Tsitsernakaberd area in the Dalma Gardens. The reply letter says:
“My close surrounding knows that I have been thinking about this idea for years. An idea that is emotional for all Armenians around the world and can contribute to the preservation of historical memory, the Armenian upbringing of generations, and the theme of genocide with a single approach and visible formulation. And all this with the use of modern, state-of-the-art technology, making Yerevan ecologically cleaner, giving it the opportunity to breathe, giving us the opportunity to breathe more freely and fully.
I would like to refer once to the implementation of the project I proposed in Tsitsernakaberd. First of all, the Armenian Genocide Memorial has a message for the Armenians to keep the most tragic page of our history open forever. At the same time, it is very important to look at the other pages of our history following the Genocide.
This project will give a new impetus to the process of recognizing and condemning the Genocide. At the same time, the use of the territories adjacent to the Genocide Institute-Museum will innovatively promote the attraction of the memorial. The area will become a museum under the open sky, where the history of Armenia before the genocide, the history of the Armenian Diaspora and, of course, the history of modern Armenia will be presented.
I fully share your concern about the fate of Dalma and I think that Dalma Gardens can become another wonderful green zone, where we will carefully maintain and present the evidence of agricultural, horticultural and winemaking activities of our ancestors with thousands of years of history.
At the same time, in addition to the green zone, it can become a museum that can be dedicated to the future of Armenia, the youth. Landscaping of Dalma Gardens and having another open-air museum in Yerevan, the creation of "green lungs" may be our next joint project. I am ready to participate in the development and implementation of this project together with you.”
Reminder: the Public Environmental Court tried the case of "Continuous Occupation of the Dalma Gardens in Yerevan" and recognized the violations of the Dalma Gardens as a crime against nature, humanity and the state. The verdict of the Public Environmental Court was sent to RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, RA Prosecutor Arthur Davtyan and Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan.
13:30 May 04, 2020