Vallex Company banned even the entry of Teghout and Shnogh villagers into the territory of Teghout mine, where they pasture their cattle and they have to cross “Teghout” CJSC territory (owned by Vallex Group Company). As the local sources informed EcoLur, the gates, which were opened for the villagers for 6 years, turned out to be closed. The negotiations with “Teghout” CJSC were to no avail. “The company doesn’t pay any attention to us, unless somebody from the top interferes,” the villagers said. As a result, they blocked the road from Teghout running to the mine. Nevertheless, negotiations were eventually held after Lori Regional Governor’s arrival together with Lori Regional Police Head Anubakh Ambaryan at the spot. But the road left to be locked. The company only said there won’t be any special obstacles for the villagers, they will issue permits, which the villagers will use to get to the pastures through the mine territory.
People say that the company is obliged to construct a bypass highway for them to get to the pastures, which hasn’t been done so far. “They want to conceal everything whatever they do or should do, but they don’t, the road isn’t constructed, as form there everything happening in Teghout mine will be visible,” the villagers said.
17:22 July 05, 2013