Public representatives have applied to Nature Protection Ministry demanding to annul the minutes of the hearings on the construction project of a new tailing dump in Meliq Village. The tailing dump will be the third, which Mega Gold Company, the developer of Tukhmanuk gold mine, intends to construct in the village. The application particularly says, “…In the course of the public hearings on 27 November, Meliq Village Head stated he would present the opinion of the village a month later. Nevertheless, the minutes of the hearings are dated 27 November and signed by the village head and company director. The minutes say, “The village has no objections in regard with the construction of a tailing dump…A decision was reached to approve the environmental part of Tukhmanuk dressing plant…” It’s falsification, as during the hearings many opinions were expressed about the impermissibility of constructing the third tailing dump in the village. The minutes don’t reflect the viewpoints of the villagers and public representatives. The company representatives and the project developer, who worked on the project development by company’s order, expressed their positive opinions. We demand to annul the minutes of the public hearings held by Mega Gold Company on the construction project of a new tailing dump for Tukhmanuk dressing plant in Meliq Village,” the application says. The application is corroborated with the minutes of the public hearings for 27 November and the video recording.
19:34 March 11, 2013