Wednesday, September 11 2019 17:09
Asya Balayan

"Heritage" calls on Pashinyan to strengthen role of state in  management of country`s natural resources

"Heritage" calls on Pashinyan to strengthen role of state in  management of country`s natural resources

ArmInfo. The national settlement  of the issue of the operation of the Amulsar mine should be based on  a gradual increase in the role of state participation in the  management of mines and natural resources. This is stated in the  statement of the party "Heritage", circulated on Wednesday, October  11.

 

"Heritage" Party considers necessary to start the stage of impartial  socio-political discussions to clarify the priorities of the state  policy of the Republic of Armenia in the field of mining industry,  and to minimize the mistakes made by the previous government, as well  as the search for mutually acceptable and balanced decisions.

The Heritage party is confident that the national settlement of the  situation should be based on a gradual increase in the role of state  participation in the management of mines and natural resources.

The party considers 100% privatization of deposits and energy  resources by various companies inadmissible, which inevitably led and  in the near future will lead to ignoring the state interests of  Armenia and the constitutional rights of citizens.

, the Heritage statement said, and it is noted  that international experience shows that if there is a 10-25% state  share, it is possible to balance the interests of all all parties.

The Amulsar mine is located in the valley of the Arpa and Vorotan  rivers, in the immediate vicinity of the spa town of Jermuk, famous  for its mineral springs, and not far from the largest freshwater lake  in the region, Sevan. Environmentalists fear that the exploitation of  the field, during which sodium cyanide will be used, could lead to  the oxidation of water in rivers. Contaminated waters will become  unsuitable for drinking and irrigation and may cause irreparable harm  to the mineral springs of Jermuk and the ecosystem of Sevan.

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