In the first half of this year, RA Ministry for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources has issued 21 permits, of which 10 are for exploitation and 11 for geological prospecting. Mining exploitation permits only production of basalt, travertine, tuff, limestone and gravel mixture.
It has been granted the right to operate 3 each of travertine and gravel mixtures, 1 tuff and 1 limestone and 2 basalt deposits.
In addition to operating licenses, 11 companies have received the right to conduct geological prospecting in the first half of the year.
It should be noted that in as of July 2017, 421 extraction and 42 geological prospecting activities are in force. There are 30 operating rights in mineral water extraction, as Information and Public Relations Department of RA Ministry for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources informs.
14:26 July 25, 2017