Located in the Upper Euphrates basin, Dersim is the most diverse and resource-rich territory of Western Armenia, where new mines are being discovered every day. 145 mining projects are already operating in Dersim, and now the entire 60-kilometer area of the Mndzuri Mountains has been declared the territory of mines. A similar program is being implemented in the village of Otlubakhche, Dersim, which was opposed by the head of the village in a written statement: “according to the rumors that have reached us, the construction company will soon come to our village, bringing construction equipment to start drilling again. But we won’t let them do it. The population of the village agrees with this decision”.