KASHI FACTORY TO HAVE MODERN WASTE WATER PURIFYING STATION

ArmenPress
March 1 2005

YEREVAN, MARCH 1, ARMENPRESS: Four Italian specialists will arrive
in Armenia to help install and test new Italian equipment for the
water purifying station of Kashi (Leather) company, located in the
Hrazdan River gorge. The project is the joint effort of USAID,
Comprehensive Water Resource Management and ARD Inc programs.
The equipment, manufactured by Italian Echo+ company, which meets
all international standards, is already in Armenia.
According to Dshkhuhi Sahakian, coordinator of the project,
several dozens of industrial enterprises, located in the gorge, lack
waste water purifying equipment and the waste water flows
uninterruptedly into the river since 1990.
Some $300,000 were spent to put into operation the new station. It
is supposed to start working in late April. The River of Hrazdan
holds 12 percent of Armenia's surface water reserves. If runs across
four provinces and is polluted also by agricultural waste waters.