About Opening Two Crematoria in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net informs that Arman Iskandaryan, the director of the non-commercial organization Special Services for the Population, told PanARMENIAN.Net that two crematoria will open in Armenia in 2020.  

According to him, the studies of the legislation in the area have demonstrated there are no problems with the law. There are investors who are interested and are ready to invest money in opening crematoria.

He also cited the huge territories that cemeteries cover in the country as a serious problem. In Yerevan alone, he said, 1.8 ha annually is allocated for cemeteries, while officially the total area of 21 graveyards is 530 ha.

The allocation of land for graves is officially free in Yerevan, with the relatives of the deceased paying only AMD 26,900 (approx. $56) for digging the grave. However, they are planning to start selling burial plots to control the growth of cemeteries.

The total area of 21 cemeteries of Yerevan is officially 530 ha. Meanwhile, there are 90 parks and gardens with a total area of 213 hectares as of 2019. According to the Yerevan Municipality, cemeteries in the capital take up more space than green areas.

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