Forestry school to be established

April 30 2004


YEREVAN, APRIL 30, ARMENPRESS: Skilled personnel is of crucial
importance for implementation of forest recreation projects in
Armenia, while local specialists have not passed any training in the
last 10-15 years, but this gap is going to be eliminated soon after a
forestry school is established, Andranik Ghulijanian, the head of
Forest Research Center told Armenpress.
Ghulinjanian said an institutional support to forests project is
implemented within Natural Resource Management and Poverty
Alleviation project, funded by Swedish Sida. The project envisages
creation of a regional training center Zikatar. Ghulijanian said the
business plan of the center has been approved by Armenian Environment
and Agricultural ministries and the World Bank.
In the course of a year, preparatory works will be finished and
the center can start its educational program. The participants will
be specialist of Armenian Forestry and students of Agricultural
Academy and Ijevan branch of Yerevan state university forestry
The training of the specialists will contribute to forest
recreation in Armenia allowing to have a thorough data base on
Armenian forests.