Karabakh Prime Minister Orders Crackdown on Illegal Logging

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–The new prime minister of Nagorno-Karabakh, Ara Harutunian has ordered the reorganization of ArtsakhAntar, a joint stock company, into a state-owned non-commercial organization that will be dealing primarily with the restoration, preservation and maintenance of Nagorno-Karabakh’s forests.
The new organization has no right to run economic activity. The government will set a new procedure for logging.
The press office of the government in Nagorno-Karabakh said the prime minister is seriously concerned over illegal tree cutting and instructed appropriate bodies to take swift action to prevent it.


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