ArmInfo. The first stage of forest restoration begins in Armenia. At the October 10 meeting, the Armenian government redistributed budget funds in order to implement this program.
According to the Minister of the Environment Erik Grigoryan, out of a total of 425.8 million drams, 424 million will be directed to "Hayantar" SNCO, and the rest will be returned to the Government Reserve Fund. According to the Minister, this is the first stage of an unprecedented program of forest restoration. "For decades, this problem has not been given due attention," he said.
Under the new program, planting of forests on 150 hectares is envisaged. <The time has come for "Hayantar" to take over the functions of reforestation>. He said that within the framework of the grant program, it is planned to attract another 150 million drams to solve this problem next year. With the assistance of FAO, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide Armenia $ 19.5 million in the form of a grant for planting forests, their protection and reproduction. "And this is only the beginning," the minister assured.