01 Nov 2018

'Kapan Ore Processing Combine' CJSC wants to make changes in the working draft of Shahumyan gold-polymetallic mine

On 30th of October was held a public hearing on the changes in the working draft of Shahumyan gold-polymetallic mine in the community building of Kapan city. It was the second public hearing. In the discussion also participated the expert of Civil Voice NGO Shahen Khachatryan and the representative of Civil Voice NGO Mikayel Hambardzumyan.

At present, the Shahumyan mine's extraction is being carried out within the framework of the project approved in 2011. However, experience has shown that in the existing project there are a number of production units to be improved. In order to make these improvements, the company has developed a package of necessary changes for the existing project.

Mr. Khachatryan, the expert of Civil Voice NGO in his speech mentioned the company's goals for more efficient mining operations were welcomed, and then asked the representatives of the company and of the community on how the company implements social obligations towards the community, after which he talked about all the risks that may arise during the future exploitation of the mine.

A constructive discussion took place between the representatives of the company and the expert. 

31 Oct 2018

“Apshank eco-park” organization is subject to environmental impact assessment

On 22nd of October Civil Voice NGO together with the Center of Bird Lovers NGO applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection on that “Apshank eco-park” organization was subject to environmental impact assessment, however in response we were informed that the organization mentioned above did not apply to MNP of RA for passing EIA.

Studying the law of the Republic of Armenia on Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise, it became clear that the organization must pass the expertise. So, we again applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA on the mentioned above issue. The ministry confirmed that “Apshank eco-park” organization was subject to environmental impact assessment.

Here you can find the letters:

http://civilvoice.am/files/Պրն․ Էրիկ Գրիգորյանին 22․10․2018.pdf

http://civilvoice.am/files/ԱՊ.pdf

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08 Oct 2018

The residents are suffocated because of the burnt garbage

On 9th of September, 2018, Civil Voice NGO was informed on that it’s already a few days that the garbage of Jrvezh is burning and the residents of the near territory are suffocated because of it. According to the residents, the smoke is especially early in the morning and at night, when the light wind fires again.

So, Civil Voice NGO applied to the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA and to the Ministry of Territorial and Development of RA on the mentioned above issue.

Here you can find the official letters:

http://civilvoice.am/files/to Mr. A. Grigoryan.pdf

http://civilvoice.am/files/to Mr. S. Papikyan.pdf

http://civilvoice.am/files/ի պատ․ 48․09․2018 ընդերքի տեսչական մարմնից.jpeg

http://civilvoice.am/files/ի պատ․ 49․09-18 տարածքային նախ-ից.pdf 

04 Oct 2018

World Animal Day

Today, on 4th of October, an event on World Animal Day was held in the office of “Civil Voice” NGO. The representatives of “Pro Paws” NGO Nare Aramian, Karine Panosian, the representative of “Dingo Team” Ovsanna Hovsepyan, a veterinarian Grigor Grigoryan, the representative of Econews.am Mariam Tashchyan and others were participated in the meeting. During the meeting the members of Civil Voice NGO presented the works on animals protection which have been done by the organization. Then the project of “Apshanq eco park” was presented, after which was followed a discussion.

Taking into account the urgency of the animal protection issues in Armenia, legislative, veterinary, sanitary and other issues the environmentalists decided to set up a specialized structure which will give the opportunity to include the best independent experts in the field. The objective of the structure will be to solve all the mentioned above issues.

Unfortunately, the invited representatives of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA and of the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA were not present. 

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