Investigative Committee Clarifying: ELARD Company Selected for Complex Expert Assessment of Amulsar Mining Project As Result of Competition

Investigative Committee Clarifying: ELARD Company Selected for Complex Expert Assessment of Amulsar Mining Project As Result of Competition

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Taking into consideration different publications in the mass media on the complex expert assessment of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite mining project, we would like to inform that “Earth link & Advanced Resources Development” (ELARD) Company has been involved in the implementation of the complex expert assessment appointed within the criminal case investigated by General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of RA Investigative Committee as result of being recognized as the winner of the competition announced for this particular purpose, as the official website of RA Investigative Committee informs.

We remind that on November 8, 2018 within the criminal case investigated by General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee prequalification process of international independent study for assessment of environmental and social impact of Amulsar Gold Mine exploitation was announced.

Several international professional companies had submitted applications for tender. As a result, preference was given to «Earth Link & Advanced Resources Development» (ELARD) which signed a contract with Investigative Committee on carrying out the comprehensive study commissioned within the criminal case investigated in IC General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases to assess the risks of environmental impact during exploitation and post-exploitation of Amulsar Gold Mine, as well as to study the assessment reports on environmental and social impact made for the mine exploitation.

With the resolution of the executive dated on 21 February 21, the Armenian Government provided AMD equivalent to US$ 396,900 to RA Investigative Committee to obtain expert assessment services within the frames of the criminal case of Amulsar gold-bearing gold quartzite mining project.

 

15:28 April 25, 2019


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