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2008 Jan
15

NGOs made an appeal to the candidates in the 2008 presidential election

NGOs made an appeal to the candidates in the 2008 presidential election

The environmental public alliance of Armenia and 40 NGOs expressed their deep concern with the ongoing in the Republic of Armenia processes of rapid and extensive use of natural resources and, in particular, with the construction of an ore processing factory in Teghut and the exploitation of the Teghut forest for copper-molybdenum mining.

The non-governmental organizations find that it is wrong making a hasty decision concerning exploitation of the mine. In their opinion, all the concerns expressed by experts and organizations should have deserved more attention under the circumstances of today's scarcity of forests in the country and intense desertification processes.

The NGOs count on the presidential candidates' understanding of the importance of the presented problem and appeal for their voicing out their standpoint regarding this issue during their election campaign and the respective speeches.

The text of the NGO appeal to the Presidential Candidates in 2008 elections