Before 'Lydian Armenia' CJSC applied to international Arbitration Court, the findings of the international expert assessment of Amulsar gold mining project will be available, as Armenian Deputy PM Tigran Avinyan told the journalists in his briefing with the journalists on 27 March.
'In one of their statements, the term of applying to international arbitration was mentioned as 3 months, while another statement mentions 6 months. Nevertheless, by the end of May, we will have all the answers. If these answers are in favor of Lydian Armenia, there will be no sense to apply to international arbitration. If they issue a negative opinion to the EIA of the company, I think there will be no sense to apply to the court,' Tigran Avinyan said.
Under the Deputy PM, there have been problems in Amulsar, but they haven't been recorded. 'I think that independent expert assessment will answer these questions. If such risks don't exist, no such assessments will be given. I don't think that there won't be further obstacles in regard to the implementation of the project. But if we see there are certain risks which are not controllable, we will thereby reach our decisions,' Tigran Avinyan mentioned.
18:11 March 28, 2019