04/04 11:23

Protesters in Talas blocked the main highway

Bishkek, April 4 / Kabar /. Protesters in Talas blocked the Talas –Taraz - Suusamyr highway. Spokesman of the government’s plenipotentiary in Talas told the Kabar Agency.

Today, April 4, about 100 people demanding to stop working on Shiraldzhin gold mine blocked the highway and now waiting for the government's decision on this matter, he said. 

According to data of Kabar Agency, on April 3, 2014 about 500 local residents gathered on the central street of Bakai-Ata region with the same demand.
Currently representatives of local authorities negotiate with the locals.

According to the State Geology Agency, Shiraldzhin area is the right on geological exploration of gold, which is located in Talas oblast.
Legitimate holder of the license for subsoil use on Shiraldzhin area is Altyn KumushtakMining LLC (successor Furkhus LLC).


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