by Karina Manukyan
Most of the trees around the Opera House have long been replaced by cafes. And now the corrupt municipal authorities and their business friends are aiming at one of the last green spots left in the area, the We Are the Owners of Our City action group reports says Facebook.
The group says that this project cannot be considered as legal as no single legally prescribed procedure has been carried out in this regard. "Unless the Mayor's Office and the municipal nature protection authorities do something to stop it, they will prove once again that they are corrupt and do not care for the city," the group says.
Meanwhile, environmentalists warn that in the past decades Yerevan has lost almost 70% of its green areas because of excessive construction activities.