ArmInfo.Participants of the protest action "Refuse Taron and his improvement" today gathered near the monument of Alexander Myasnikian near the Yerevan Mayor's office. They accuse the capital city administration of the fact that healthy trees in the center of Yerevan have been cut down under the guise of improvement. The demonstrators blocked the entrance to the building of the mayor's office with sawn branches.
Meanwhile, as Deputy Mayor of Yerevan David Ohanyan stated, felling of trees on the territory near the monument to Alexander Myasnikian (according to various estimates of the order of 45-50) was carried out on the basis of an expert decision. As the head of the environmental administration of the city administration added, the felling of trees was justified, including "taking into account the achievement of their respective age."
The Vice-Mayor of Yerevan reminded that the proposal to arrange the park for the monument to Myasnikian was received from the "Vardanyan Family" charity fund as a gift to the 2800th anniversary of the founding of Yerevan. The project for the improvement of the park was approved by the Council of City Elders in December 2017. "Then the opponents of the project hastened to say that another supermarket will be built at this place, but I can state with confidence that after the construction is completed, this garden will become a favorite place for Yerevan residents," he said, urging "not to go against God - not to take sin per capita".
Yesterday Yerevan Mayor's office, explained about the public's concern over the reconstruction of the park of the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan, located near the Myasnikyan monument in the center of the capital. In social networks, photos from the construction site, which are held on the territory of the park near the Myasnikyan monument, began to spread, showing that a large number of trees were cut down. These frames caused outrage among users. "In addition to works on the improvement of the park, the" Vardanyan Family "Foundation also expressed readiness to carry out engineering and technical maintenance of the fountains in the park in the future, in case of equipment failure - repair and replacement, as well as replacement of worn out tiles and care for green zones, "the report said.