YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The project for the construction of Yeghvard’s water reservoir has been reviewed by ArmWaterDesign Institute at the request of Armenia’s Agriculture Ministry. This water reservoir–if built–will significantly reduce the volume of water pumped out from Lake Sevan for irrigation purposes.
According to the original project–the reservoir capacity should have been 228 mln cubic meters–of which 90 mln cm of water must have been accumulated from the Hrazdan and Kasakh rivers–while the rest should have been raised by means of pump stations set on the river Sevjur.
According to the deputy head of the institute Yuri Javadian–the project was discussed at the technical council and a decision on establishing a water reservoir with a capacity of 90 mln cubic meters was made. This water reservoir will give the opportunity of reducing the water pumped out from Sevan by 41.5 mln cm.
As Javadian said–according to the technical-economic calculations–about $70 million be required for the construction of the water reservoir. The plan has already been presented to the Foreign Affairs Ministry–which has sent it to foreign countries for sponsors.