Amulsar project is implemented in line with the best international practice and strict environmental and social criteria of its shareholders, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Amulsar project was published in 2015, while its reviewed version was published in May 2016. In 2015-2016 Lydian Armenia carried out over 15 public hearings and we have put unprecedented efforts to give open floor. We can only regret that some critics of the project have never take part in these hearings.
We do understand there great lack of trust in mining, which is the result of negative experience and limits opportunities for constructive dialogue. But it’s also a fact that mining today is better well-managed, safe and non-dangerous sector in many countries.
We would like to express our willingness to discuss problems through open and constructive dialogue.
17:50 October 28, 2016