YEREVAN. – Taking into account a number of negative effects influencing on Lake Sevan, a comprehensive document has been developed and submitted to the European Union (EU) partners. Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan told this to reporters Tuesday, regarding the flourishing of Lake Sevan.
According to her, last year the government proposed to implement, with the support of the EU, a program to restore the ecosystem of Lake Sevan, for which 5 million euros are envisioned, and comprehensive measures are planned to be implemented within the framework of this project.
Speaking about this document, the deputy minister stated that they have prepared it in detail.
"If we divide the problems related to Lake Sevan into two groups, it will have two main directions. One is the qualitative, the other is the quantitative problem of the water of [Lake] Sevan.
Speaking about the quantitative problem, it should be noted that since 2001, the law on Lake Sevan has registered the fact that the water level of [Lake] Sevan would be raised in order to restore the lake's ecosystem.
The second is the problem of the quality of Lake Sevan [water], which has arisen from the inflow of domestic water and other wastewater. In the document we prepared, we wrote in detail about those two directions, and presented [them] to our EU partners," Ghaplanyan said.