Residents of the village of Garni today thwarted the first public hearings on a program to transfer water through pipes from Garni to the Ararat region.
Coming to the village to present the program was a delegation of 7 people headed by head of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration's State Committee of Water System Adibek Ghazaryan.
Speaking to Epress.am, the villagers said they didn't even want to hear about the details of the program, since as a result of this program, 40 households will lose their lands and the entire community will be deprived of irrigation water. Staff at the village administration told the Epress.am correspondent that the program plans to move water through a pipe measuring 820 cm in diameter from Azat River to Narek village in Ararat marz (province).
One of the residents of the community, who preferred to remain anonymous, said if the program is implemented, the cost of irrigation water in Narek will reduce by 65%. Previously, Narek inhabitants would take the water from the reservoir, which required additional funds, whereas in this case, the water will flow through a pipe directly into the village.
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