ArmInfo. In 2017, Sevan National Park presented 5 investment programs, 4 of which were approved, and one program was amended. This is stated in the annual report of the SNCO.
At present, these programs are in the design stage, after completion they will be submitted to the Government court. Currently, there are also negotiations with 15 investors for the implementation of various programs. This was reported to the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan on December 12 at a meeting.
According to the press service of the Armenian Government, Karen Karapetyan was presented with the results of the contest for the development of the "master plan" of the territory of SNCO "Sevan National Park". It was reported that the document would be submitted to the Government by March next year. The Prime Minister instructed to involve international experts in these works.
Subsequently, the work carried out by SNCO "Sevan" National Park in the current year was presented. It was noted that the National Park in the current year 82 lawsuits were filed with the courts demanding to collect from the unscrupulous land users the 65 million AMD stipulated in the agreements, of which 42 claims also included claims for the termination of contracts. In the current year, 14 contracts have already been terminated. Between the national park and legal entities and individuals, a total of 875 land use agreements have been concluded. Of the 875 economic entities, 298 subjects are exploiting land plots. This year, with 260 land users, agreements were concluded on the removal of garbage, which is carried out on a regular basis. All economic entities operating on the territory are informed of the need to install wastewater treatment plants. There were 7 sewage treatment plants in the territory from the previous times, in 2017 another 3 were installed. In the park, 78.103 hectares of remaining stands under water were planted, 8.18 hectares of forest planting and 38644 reconstructions on the cut down areas. Director of Sevan National Park Vahe Gulanyan informed that there was a fairly large natural growth of coniferous trees on the territory of the park, for which the promotional activities were carried out during the year, and with appropriate financial resources, it would be possible to annually create 50 hectares of high-value coniferous trees forests.
In the current year, the national park "Sevan" presented 5 investment programs. Currently, these programs are in the design stage, after which they will be submitted to the Government. Currently, there are also negotiations with 15 investors for the implementation of various programs.
It was reported that, in order to draw up a new management plan for Sevan National Park, one of the primary tasks is to clarify the borders of the park with adjacent communities and the problem areas, and to this end, SNCO began to conduct studies and measurements. Vahe Gulanyan stressed that an important part of the new management plan will be the stimulation of business in the park. In particular, it is planned to organize leisure activities in accordance with modern tourist requirements: beach holidays, sailing, excursions to bathyscaphes, recreational fishing, underwater hunting, bird watching, hiking, biking, horseback riding, paragliding, agritourism, winter rest, etc. Programs will be implemented in the direction of organizing commercial fishing and catching crayfish, developing various types of fish farming, establishing intensive gardens and greenhouses, collecting and processing medicinal herbs, obtaining alternatives energy oh. Business plans for implementation of the above-mentioned economic activities will be presented after the approval of the concept of development of the national park "Sevan".
Prime Minister Karapetyan expressed satisfaction with the work carried out and instructed the heads of relevant departments to facilitate the implementation of programs in the national park in the above areas. The Prime Minister expressed his conviction that the planned programs will promote economic activity in the region, the development of tourism and the activities of the national park. Karen Karapetyan also instructed to conduct an inventory of existing and idle facilities in the national park.