ArmInfo. It is necessary to start a work on creation of unified system of forest resources management in Armenia. On June 8, the corresponding instruction gave the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan during the working visit with the Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan. As the presidential press service reports, the minister reported on the reforms and current programs being implemented now.
Artsvik Minasyan, in particular, reported to President about the modern technical, technological decisions for formation of system of full enlistment of data on natural recourses, improvement of institution of environmental expertise, the introduction of an electronic system to simplify procedures for issuing permits and licenses. The Minister touched upon effective management of forest recourses and control.
Serzh Sargsyan instructed the minister to activate the work in direction of implementing mechanisms "Nature-external debt", which will allow Armenia to allocate certain funds within the framework to bilateral loan obligations to the solution of nature protection problems.
The President and the Minsiter discussed the issues on restoration of ecosystem of Sevan lake, corresponding instructions were given. The minister during the report, presented prospective project on creation of biosphere reservation on the basis of national park of Sevan.
Artsvik Minasyan said that on the instructions of Serzh Sargsyan, as a result of water saving in the Ararat Valley, about 980.24 million m/t of water was saved. At the same time, he noted that so far the existing level of water use exceeds the permissible standards, and the measures to reduce it continue.
The President was informed about the necessity of carrying structural and stuff reforms in the Ministry.