There is no sense in discussing the opening of the Amulsar gold mine. This is what head of the Bright Armenia faction of the National Assembly Edmon Marukyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The mine has been closed for one-and-a-half year. The damage has been done. Now Armenia has to understand how it is going to protect itself from the arbitration tribunal. I believe there is no sense in discussing the opening of the mine. What’s more, there is no sense in comparing the Amulsar gold mine with other mines in Armenia because Mount Amulsar is a scourge for Jermuk town, which is one of the major brands of Armenia,” he said.
The deputy also mentioned that the Bright Armenia faction had had doubts about ELARD’s report right from the start.
“ELARD said it had given a positive conclusion, but now it says there are problems and there is a need for a new Environmental Impact Assessment. Let’s see what happens. If I am not mistaken, the Ministry of Environment has to say whether there is a need for a new Environmental Impact Assessment or not on September 4,” he added.