For years exploited stone pits have had negative impact on the environment. Previously, more than 60% of the total volume of construction stone products of the Republic was produced in Artik and its adjacent communities. Many mines were closed due to reduction of construction stone consumption volumes, conservation and reclamation works of the mines have not been carried out thus causing many environmental problems. Hundreds of hectares of agricultural and natural landscapes were degraded and lost natural way of restoration due to such exploitation of mines. Dust through strong winds and solid remnants through snowmelt and rainfall spread over great distances polluting natural agro landscapes.

The project seeks to improve resilience of highly exposed Artik city of Armenia to hydro-meteorological threats that are increasing in frequency and intensity as a result of climate change. The project will reduce the quantity of debris flowing to reservoir located down the Artik city and the pollution of agricultural lands (300 hectares of arable land 190 hectares of pastures, 15 hectares of hay meadows, 640 ha of artificial forests, 80ha of water reservoir and other natural landscapes) in the project impact area by increasing their resilience and adaptation to climate change.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To improve and to promote self-recovery of more than 300 hectares of arable land 190 hectares of pastures, 15 hectares of hay meadows, 640 ha of artificial forests, 80ha of water reservoir and other natural landscapes.
  • To reduce hazards caused by floods and to contribute to adaptation of natural and agricultural landscapes and ecosystems in the impact zone of floods.
  • To raise awareness and knowledge level among decision makers and local population on the landscape and ecosystem adaptation to climate change and on efficient management of floods
Project Component 1: Restoration, management and increase of adaptation potential of natural landscapes of the area affected by climate change and anthropogenic factors USD 805,140
Project Component 2: Management and prevention of floods USD 376,356
Project Component 3: Raising awareness and knowledge level of population for the management of stone pit wastes and floods under current climate change conditions USD 120,000
Project execution cost USD 21,204
Total Project Cost USD 1,413,896
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee USD 112,400
Grant Amount USD 1,435,100

 

 

Project Documents

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Project concept PDF 750 KB
Project document PDF 6 MB