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A group of environmentalists and residents of the village of Getahovit gathered in front of the Environment Protection Ministry on Thursday to protest against the project to build a small water power plant on Paghjur river.
Environmentalist Eghia Nersisyan said that the construction is dangerous for the local Turkish hazels as many of the trees are being cut down under the project.
"The river has been diverted. As a result, the village is running short of drinking water. Besides, the project does not imply a bypass way for the local fish. So, our demand is that the project be stopped and the contractor, Megaenergy company, pay damages to the village," Nersisyan said.