Armenia to cleanse Lake Sevan of dangerous algae
Armenia will spend 5 million euros to clean up Lake Sevan from contamination with dangerous blue-green algae.
Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan announced that “European partners will provide the funding” for the project.
Environment Minister Eric Grigoryan rated the state of the water in the lake as “pretty good”, and Deputy Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan explained this by the good dynamics of the lake’s self-purification.
Earlier this week, the Armenian authorities said that it could be dangerous to swim in Sevan. These warnings caused protest by owners of local cafes and restaurants.