EcoLur Informational NGO has sent an enquiry to Suren Papikyan, Minister of RA Territorial Administration and Infrastructures (TAI) on the cases of breach of contractual requirements and violations of RA legislation by soil managers and consequent termination of their contracts: The enquiry says:
“Dear Mr. Papikyan,
According to the EITI first national report (Eiti.am), some metallic mining companies haven’t made payments set out by the Armenian legislation and soil management contracts, whereas RA Environmental and Mining Inspection Body inspections recorded illegally operated land areas, excesses in volumes prescribed in the permits and other sorts of violations by the companies.
Based on Article 6 of RA Law “On Freedom of Information”, we are writing to you to receive clarifications to the following questions:
1. In 2015-2019, how many companies and exactly which companies were notified about the probability of the termination of the right to soil management because of the breach of contractual requirements and violations of RA legislation and how the process proceeded after the notifications?
2. Whether there is any case of the termination of soil management right on this basis, if yes, which companies had their soil management rights terminated?”
17:24 August 09, 2019