"Teghout" CJSC Wants To Get Water Intake Permit from Debed River


Teghout CJSC operating Teghout Copper and Molybdenum mine in Lori Region wants to obtain water from Debed River.

The Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Environment is developing new draft water use permit for Teghout CJSC from the Debed River for industrial use in the administrative area of ​​Teghout community of Lori Region with 296.5 l/s and a new 8.0 l/s water intake drainage system.

"The discussion of the document will take place at 16:00 pm on October 22, 2019, 3rd Government House, 5th Floor, 541 Room," the Environment Ministry press release says.

Reminder: Teghout copper and molybdenum mine resumed its operation on July 9 September 2013. According to Lori Regional Administration, Teghout CJSC has been authorized to produce 7 million tonnes of ore per year, the mine will be operated for 15-20 years. Teghout mine operation was suspended on January 12, 2018 due to the emergency situation of Teghut tailing dump, which was reported by the former Vallex Group. The property and company of Teghout CJSC pledged in the Russian VTB Bank is now owned by the bank. Prior to its reopening, Teghout Copper and Molybdenum Mine Development Project did not undergo any new environmental expert assessment, while the Environmental Impact Assessment BP-135 issued for the mine expired on November 7,2014.

October 15, 2019 at 16:23