YEREVAN, August 12. /ARKA/. The Japan International Cooperation Agency will earmark more than one million dollars to Armenia’s emergency ministry for controlling landslides in the country, Representative of JICA Office in Uzbekistan Iida Jiro told journalists on Tuesday after signing an appropriate agreement with Armenian Emergency Minister Armen Yeritsyan.
Prevention of landslides is very important to Armenia, he said answering ARKA News Agency’s question. He said many disasters relating to landslides happen here, and therefore the JICA has decided to provide assistance to Armenia.
Armen Yeritsyan, on his side, said that 4.1% of Armenia’s territory is under the threat of landslides, and “the work, on which we are embarking now, is very important to the country”.
Monitoring of landslide hazard areas of Armenia’s territory will be conducted and the database of landslides will be updated as part of the program.
Some legislative changes are implied in the program as well. --0----