Oct 21 2004
GOVERNMENT DIFFUSE TENSION OVER DALMA GARDENS
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS: The government has allowed the
Yerevan municipality today to prolong contracts with citizens who
were allowed to cultivate part of a space in a Yerevan outskirt.
known as Dalma Gardens, for another ten years.
The 256 area of land has been used by families to grow
agricultural products. Yerevan mayor Yervand Zakharian told reporters
today that after the reviewing of the contracts citizens will be
banned to construct new buildings on their land plots and all
illegally constructed buildings will be dismantled without paying
Zakharian said part of the land that is not leased will be planted
with trees. He also said the president has instructed the
municipality to develop a related plan and start forest planting next
The mayor also said some other 100 hectares of Dalma Gardens,
given to the municipality’s management, will be built and planted