"Jin Holding Limited" LLC will make one more attempt to hold a public hearing on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 in Urut settlement. For the third time, the company plans to hold a public hearing on the 2021-2024 application for geological prospecting and preliminary environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Urut mine field (polymetallic) in Stepanavan mining area in Lori Region. The previous two hearings did not take place.
The locals boycotted the first hearings scheduled for May, and the company representative did not attend the second hearings, saying that if the locals and the active public were present, they would not allow the hearings to be held again.
The announcement of the new hearings was published on September 12 on the Facebook page of the enlarged community of Lori Berd, which includes Urut settlement.
Both residents and environmentalists and active civil society are calling for unity on social media in being present in the community that day to prevent this one attempt of a public hearing.
September 13, 2021 at 11:20