On September 7, the civil initiative for protection of Teghut will hold a honey festival in Shnogh village of Lori region.
Activist Anna Shahnazaryan said at today's press conference that the festival aims to contribute to development of ecologically friendly agriculture of Shnogh and Teghut villages adjacent to the Teghut deposit. This is the second honey festival, the first one was held in 2013 and following the festival the beekeepers of rural communities were able to sell about 650 kg of honey. About 750 kg more was sold in Yerevan as a result of the sales organized by the activists.
This year the guests of the festival will receive an opportunity to buy fruit, jams, cheese and dried fruit. In addition, guesthouses will be opened in the village where the guests can taste home cuisine. Within the frames of the festival, Narekatsi band and Mher Manukyan, member of Lav Eli band, will give a performance.
By its reserves, the Teghut deposit is the second largest deposit in the republic after the Kajaran deposit of copper and molybdenum in Syunik. Vallex Group says that the Teghut deposit will be developed by means of advanced technologies, which allow minimizing the negative impact on the environment.
Vallex Group invested $320 mln in exploration and development of the Teghut copper-molybdenum deposit. The total budget of the project is $350 mln.