Four public organizations of Kapan town have appealed to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan asking for revocation of Geghi Gold Company's license.
In their address, the organizations say that Geghi Gold launched digging and trenching activities and plans to organize recovery of minerals and process ore in the area that is higher than the drinking water sources supplying Kapan. "This is dangerous for the environment and the health of the local population. We ask you to revoke the license of the given company," the authors of the address say. According to Hetq.am, the controlling package of shares of Geghi Gold LLC belongs to Syunik Govenror Surik Khachatryan.
Geghi Gold LLC has filed a preliminary environmental impact assessment filing with Armenia's Ministry of the Environment regarding the Voskedzor mining complex. The reserves of the deposit have been approved by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.