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Residents of Aragats village in Aragatsotn Province of Armenia on Sunday reopened the Yerevan-Vanadzor motorway.

They had closed off the highway since early Sunday morning, and were demanding that operations be stopped at the two hydroelectric power plants on Gegharot River

Village mayor Henrik Hovhannisyan told Armenian that operations at these plants have been suspended again.

In his words, Aragatsotn Provincial Governor Davit Gevorgyan spoke with the villagers, listened to their demands, and that the irrigation water used by these hydroelectric power plants will be sent for expertise.

The Aragats residents are dissatisfied with the quality of irrigation water they receive. The village used to receive irrigation water from the aforesaid river, and this water was clean. But now it gets this water through pipes, which have deteriorated water quality, and this water is not filtered.

Armenia villagers block Yerevan-Vanadzor motorway

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