In 2011 Sotq Community was against Project, while in 2012 It’s for Project
On July 30 Sotq Community, Gegharkounik Region, approved Sotq gold mine opencast development project, the public hearings of which were held at Sotq Community on 30 July. “Let’s approve this project, but we are definitely going to over supervise it,” said Sotq Village Head Kolik Shahsuvaryan.
GeoProMining Gold has completely transferred to opencast development of Sotq gold mine. The project, as a re-equipment part of opencast mine, includes the crushing and sorting complex, which was constructed and operated still in 2011 without any permitting documents.
Reminder: a year ago the villagers of the same Sotq village opposed to the installation of this complex and spoke about river pollution, risks for their health (watch video material by EcoLur in 2011), while the new video material about the public hearings in Sotq on 30 July 2012 will be posted in near future.