Storehouse for chemically hazardous materials to be built in Armenia

Storehouse for chemically hazardous materials to be built in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - A storehouse for the safe storage and destruction of chemically hazardous materials accumulated in Soviet-era factories, storage buildings and the Nubarashen pesticide cemetery will be built in Armenia.

The issue was discussed at a meeting between prime minister Karen Karapetyan and minister of emergency situations Davit Tonoyan on Friday, February 9.

According to Tonoyan, the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit will invest $275.000 in the construction of the facility.

Summing up the past year, the minister said Russia has allotted $16 in aid for supplying the ministry with modern rescue equipment.

Moreover, the $15 million grant provided by the Japanese government was spent on the purchase of 36 new fire trucks, a turntable ladder and a mobile workshop.

Besides, 10 rapid response vehicles worth $2 million will be provided to the ministry of emergency situations.

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