ArmInfo.Armenia plans to build about a dozen small and medium- sized reservoirs. Projects are ready, business for small - for search of investors. And to motivate them, as the head of the State Water Management Committee of Armenia Arsen Harutyunyan stated, when answering ArmInfo's question, the government developed a special "bonus" system for future investors.
According to Harutyunyan, the program of construction of 11 new small reservoirs in Armenia has already been summed up. 4 of them are planned to be built in the Vayozdzor region, two in Tavush and Gegharkunik, the rest in the Armavir region. The total budget will be 40 billion drams (about $ 83 million). The implementation of the project, as noted by the head of the waterworks, three international organizations are interested, and at this stage they are considering the package presented by the Armenian government.
In addition, it is planned to restore the reservoir in Sevaberd, in the Kotayk region of Armenia. The total capacity of the reservoir will be 6 million cubic meters. The cost of the program is estimated at 2 billion drams ($ 4 million). The investor for the project is already known - in the person of two or three local companies. The design works of Sevaberd have already started, and within a month it is planned to complete them.
The Armenian government plans to implement these projects at the expense of private investors. It is important that the state undertakes to purchase water from these reservoirs at a higher tariff. The investor will also be allowed to build hydroelectric power stations on the territory, develop fish farms, eco-tourism.