On September 23, the RA Ministry of Environment sent a letter to the Prosecutor General’s Office regarding a number of violations revealed during the exploitation of the “Mghart Gold Mine”.
The main violations committed by the mine operating company since 2011 are:
• The absence of a water use permit;
• The company buildings were constructed without an environmental impact assessment;
• The violation of the permissible emissions limit.
Source: Facebook page of the RA Ministry of Environment.02 October, 2020
The Mining Legislation Reform Institute (MLRI) is a registered Armenian NGO. It seeks to ensure that mining in Armenia provides sufficient benefits to the country and local communities. Its main activities include research, stakeholder consultation, policy development, public education, communications, advocacy, and legislative reform.
The MLRI was previously based at the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining. The activities of the MLRI are made possible by funding from the Tufenkian Foundation.