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YEREVAN. – Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the Armenian parliament discussed on Wednesday’s session the bills on making amendments in the laws on Lake Sevan, and the Lake ecosystem restoration, preservation, reproduction and use of annual events and complex of programs.

Those bills were submitted by the head of the State Committee of Water System at the Ministry of Territorial Administration Andranik Andreasyan. The Government with these bills offers to set 320 million cubic meters as the maximum limit of releasing water from the lake, which means increase of the volumes by 150 million cubic meters set by the law. The initiative is based on the lack of irrigation water, as well as lack of water resources in Aparan, Azati ponds and Hrazdan River. As a result, the deficit may make 150 million cubic meters.

Parliamentary committee approved the amendments.

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