June 19
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During a meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in Jermuk today, former governor of Vayots Dzor Province representing the Republican Party of Armenia and current Chief of Staff of the Constitutional Court Edgar Ghazaryan shared his observations regarding exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine.

“The initial plan was to set up a gold extraction plant in the Gorayk village of Syunik Province located in the basin of Spandaryan Reservoir. We set a requirement, the logistics schemes underwent changes, the gold extraction plant was set up beneath the Kechut Reservoir so that the residual waters wouldn’t pour into the dam,” Edgar Ghazaryan said, adding that a major change was made in the plan.

“Besides the waters, there were other problems with the mine. The mine could only be actively exploited in the summers because there are meters of snow in the winters, but exploitation of a mine in the summers implies 10-25 explosions a day, and nearly 25 tons of dust rises after every explosion. No matter what kind of expert examination is requested, the dust will have an impact on the city, not to mention the transfer of stones and the noise,” the former governor emphasized.

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