On 20 April, the EU-funded ‘Environmental Protection of Lake Sevan’ (EU4Sevan) Project held the third ‘Responsible for Sevan’ event in Gegharkunik region.
EU4Sevan aims to raise public awareness of the importance and main problems of Lake Sevan, the most important source of fresh water and hydropower in Armenia. The project is implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In the Vardenik community, the participants assessed a wheeled bucket loader recently purchased by the Sevan National Park. The park representatives noted the advantages of the equipment for the efficient organisation of riparian zone cleaning works.
Then the official opening ceremony of EU4Sevan Gavar regional office took place at Gegharkunik regional administration (Marzpetaran). The regional office will function as an easily accessible project contact point for target groups and beneficiaries, regional communities, partners and stakeholders.
The event also included an exhibition aimed at raising awareness on waste pollution and recycling, featuring handicrafts made by young people living in the Gegharkunik region.
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