Commission On Studying The Main Problems Of Lake Sevan Holds A Sitti


2009-04-29 16:15:00

The Commission on studying the main problems of Lake Sevan held a
sitting in Gavar, Gegharkunik region of Armenia, with participation
of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. The Commission was set up in
December 2008.

As Chairman of the Commission, Executive Director of the Armenian
Fund for Development and Restoration of Forests Vladimir Movsisyan
told journalists, the sitting covered issues related to the work done
over the last 4 months. Additional instructions were given at the
sitting. One of the main problems is raise the level of Lake Sevan and
restore the wrecked section of the Arpa-Sevan tunnel. "In 2009 it is
envisaged to carry out work worth 1 bln 100 mln AMD",- Movsisyan said
and added that the specified work will be completed within the next 5
years. The sitting also covered issues related to carrying out clearing
of the lake shore. The lake level is planned to rise up to 1905 meters,
i.e. numerous building areas will remain under the water. First and
foremost, these are timberlands with an area of 2700 ha, 600 ha of
them are to be prepared already in 2009. The project is financed by
the state budget. It is necessary to build a new motor highway with
the length of 2.1 km in the area of Chkalovka village. Another task
is to displace 19 km electric power transmission lines and 18 km gas
pipelines, Movsisyan said. According to him, the Armenian president
stressed the significance of settlement of the main problems of Lake
Sevan and assured that funds will be found to implement the specified
programs no matter how difficult Armenia’s financial situation is.

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