ArmInfo.Prosperous Armenia faction of RA National Assembly prepares draft law "On plebiscite ", which will make it possible to determine the opinion of the people on the Amulsar Gold Mine. MP from the Prosperous Armenia faction, head of the parliamentary human rights faction Naira Zohrabyan reported this to the correspondent of ArmInfo.
According to her, unlike the law "On referendum," the law "On plebiscite" will not have the force of law, but it will be possible to find out the opinion of people on one or another important issue. "In principle, we prepared this document to find out the opinion of our fellow citizens according to the Istanbul Convention, but it will be possible to use its provisions on other issues, including the Amulsar project, "MP emphasized.
Ecologist Knarik Hovhannisyan also responded to the situation. According to her, it is strange that no one voices the fact that the Lydian campaign is not an international institutional investor and does not have any background, especially in the field of mining industry. The company was created exclusively for the Amulsar project, and thanks to lobbyists, including Ruben Vardanyan and a couple of famous people, they managed to involve the International Finance Corporation and the European Development Bank among the shareholders. "By the way, IFC left the project two years ago. Due to their presence at that time, Lydian entered the Canadian stock exchange with virtually unsecured shares bought by Western investment funds, especially pension funds. This money was invested in the project. Thus , at the first stage we were dealing exclusively with a financial transaction, "the specialist emphasized.
If the project is closed, she believes, the retirement savings of Western inhabitants will suffer, in the first place, which worries the Anglo-Saxon West. Here is a classic example of the neocolonial perception of little Armenia, "the ecologist noted.
In an interview with ArmInfo correspondent, the specialist called for a final solution to this issue through the mechanism of holding a referendum in the country.