ArmInfo. The Ministry of Environment has allocated 208.2 million drams for the implementation of a project to clean up the flooded shoreline of Lake Sevan. This was stated today by Acting Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan during a meeting dedicated to the opening of the tourist season on the lake.
He noted that more powerful technical means and other relevant specialized equipment were mobilized for the implementation of the lake cleaning project. In the near future, the project will be submitted for discussion to the Government.
The acting minister expressed his dissatisfaction with the current quality of work to preserve the ecological situation in the Sevan basin. In this regard, administrative steps were taken, including personnel. The acting minister called on his colleagues from the Sevan National Park to unite around one common idea, to do everything possible to implement it.
It should be reminded that last year Armenia spent about 6.015 billion drams (about 12 million US dollars) on the implementation of 5 programs and 29 measures in the field of the environment. Special attention was paid to Lake Sevan. The implementation of a comprehensive program for the restoration of ishkhan (Sevan trout) stocks and the development of fish farming in the lake has begun. As Nikol Pashinyan said earlier, in July 2021, the water level of Lake Sevan will be the highest in the last 60 years. According to him, in fact, this is the result of a completely new quality of water resources management. As explained by the acting head of government, in 2020, the water intake from the lake for energy and land reclamation purposes was 22.8 million cubic meters less, but more land was irrigated by 4,800 hectares. One of the reasons - "no one began to make millions on the release of water from the lake." "If you talk with knowledgeable people in the field of energy, they will say that one centimeter of the water level in Sevan is about one million dollars," he said.