RA Nature Protection Ministry doesn't have a supervisory function over the situation around Teghout copper and molybdenum mine, as Acting Nature Protection Minister Erik Grigoryan said at the press conference held on 23 November. Under him, the assessments shall be given by Ministry of Emergency States and Environmental and Mining Inspection Body.
It should be mentioned that in line with RA Lw on Inspection Bodies, the management board of RA Environmental and Mining Inspection Body is chaired by the heads of bodies developing policies in this sector or by their deputies on a rotational basis every year https://www.arlis.am/DocumentView.aspx?docid=95028. This year the board is chaired by RA Nature Protection Minister: after ex Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan the chair of the board is Erik Grigoryan this year.
Reminder: the management of Teghout mine has completely been handed to the Russian VTB Bank against the loan obligations of 'Teghout' company operating this mine.
17:11 November 26, 2018