Thursday, June 6 2019 13:19
Alexandr Avanesov

Minister: In 2019, water releases from Lake Sevan will not exceed 170  million cubic meters

Minister: In 2019, water releases from Lake Sevan will not exceed 170  million cubic meters

ArmInfo. In 2019, water releases from Lake Sevan will not exceed 170 million cubic meters. The decision was made at a meeting of the RA government.

According to the Minister of Territorial Administration and  Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan, the need to  take water from Lake Sevan is due to the need to irrigate 32 thousand  hectares of agricultural land in Armavir, Ararat, Kotayk and  Aragatsotn regions of the republic. The reservoirs of the republic,  as the minister noted, are filled, but they are beyond the reach of  the above-mentioned areas.  The Office will do everything in its  power to exclude additional water intakes.

RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that 170 million cubic meters  are within the volumes stipulated by the current legislation of the  country. Nevertheless, as the head of the government stressed, it is  necessary to use the lake's waters as efficiently as possible in  order to prevent additional releases, even in spite of the expected  heat.

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