The "Armenian-American" metallurgical plant built in Arazdayan, on the border with Azerbaijan, has been moved to another place, APA reports citing Sputnik Armenia.
The construction of the metallurgical plant was moved to the area near the city of Ararat.
The local residents said that construction works have been frozen, the plant is moved to another place and construction materials have been transported from the area.
The Ministry of Economy of Armenia did not confirm or deny the information about the relocation of the plant, but only said that "discussions are being held at the government level."
The "Armenian-American" metallurgical plant built in Arazdayan, on the border with Azerbaijan, is being moved to another place, the EU Mission in Armenia (EUMA) said, APA reports.
It is noted that with the presence of EUMA, the plant has contributed to a safer and more secure environment.
One of Armenia's new initiatives that may create a regional environmental problem is the desire to build a large metallurgical plant worth 70 million dollars with an annual production capacity of 180,000 tons on an area of 16,500 square meters in the village of Arazdayan in the region border with Azerbaijan and Türkiye. The construction of such a new plant in that area and the discharge of waste into the Araz River, the second largest river of the South Caucasus, may lead to pollute not only this river, but also Arpachay. The toxic gas released into the air as a result of the operation of the plant to be built will have a serious impact on fauna and flora.