HEAD OF VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION: KAJARAN VILLAGE AND INTERESTS OF UNKNOWN PEOPLE EAGER FOR ROBBERY ARE ON THE SCALES
Tuesday, January 10, 12:13
Kajaran borderline village and interests of unknown people eager
for robbery are on the scales, says the statement by Rafik Atayan,
Head of the Kajaran Village Administration, provided to ArmInfo.
It is noteworthy that there are around 250 residents in the village,
who are mostly engaged in cattle- breeding. Despite that Government
decision dated April 28 2011 recognizing the 608ha of the village
area of prior public interests, the residents refuse to transfer
their lands to the Zangezour copper and molybdenum combine. Eviction
threatens residents of Kajaran. The government’s decision aroused
wide public response, with Trchkan Initiative Group taking an active
part in the fight against it.
“Residents of Kajaran village will never leave their village, and
won’t let anyone’s personal interest be considered public interest,”
such is the attitude of the village residents. “They speak of ‘high
public interest’ and say that the decision will replenish the budget,”
Afterall, he says, the goal of the budget funds must be strengthening
of the borderline areas, that is the high public interest.
At the same that the ‘patriotic statements’ of ZCMC Director Maksim
Hakobyan have nothing in common with patriotic views of the Kajaran
villagers. He blamed the leadership of the combine for not hiring
oung villagers demobilized from army to make them leave the village
“In addition, we appeal to the German Ambassador to Armenia for
organizing a visit of the leadership of German Cronimet Mining Company,
which is the key owner of ZCMC, to the village. We want to understand
why the company claims the territory of Kajaran if the currently
developed deposit will ensure incomes for at least 2 centuries,”
the statement says.