21 March 2014, 20:49
Armenia's Govt bans HPP construction in Aragatsotn Region
The Armenian Government has decided to stop the construction of the hydraulic power plant (HPP) in the Aragatsotn Region on the main water line Aparan-Yerevan, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed at the PR Division of the Ministry of Territorial Management.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 19 over 100 people blocked the highway Ashtarak-Aparan demanding to remove the machinery from the HPP construction site on the above water line. A similar action took place on March 6; and a special commission was set up to solve the problem.
After the protest of seven rural communities, the HPP issue was discussed at the level of the president, said a spokeswoman from the Ministry.
Residents of the above communities are satisfied with the government's decision. Let us remind you that they feared that the construction would destruct their orchards.
Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent