ArmInfo.The German Ministry of Education and Science will provide Armenia with a grant of 1.5 million euros to study the situation around Lake Sevan. Minister of Environment of the Republic of Armenia Erik Grigoryan announced this on October 29 at a hearing in parliamentary commissions on the draft state budget of the Republic of Armenia.
According to him, these funds will be transferred to one of the reputable German institutions, which will carry out this work. The Minister emphasized that according to the previously developed strategy, by 2030 it is planned to raise the level of Lake Sevan to 1903 meters, which will make it possible to qualitatively change the situation. However, the increase in wastewater volumes and climate change forced the country's authorities to return to this issue again, which German and Armenian experts will do. This year, as Erik Grigoryan emphasized, the lake level turned out to be 5 cm higher than last year. This, in many respects, was achieved due to a decrease in the planned volumes of water releases. The main task of the ministry is not only to increase the level of the lake, but also to reduce the volume of wastewater entering it. In 2020, in particular, the volume of budget financing for cleaning coastal areas and the installation of new treatment plants in three regions will triple.