ArmInfo. In search of truth in the Amulsar gold mine, the Armenian government intends to go all the way. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyanl stated this at a press conference on September 16, answering the question of whether he thinks that 400 thousand dollars (this is exactly what the taxpayer cost the expertise - Ed. note) were wasted.
The funds, according to the prime minister, were spent to clarify the truth in Amulsar's issue. "I don't think that any funds spent on finding the truth can be considered wasted, "he said
The head of government assured that all actions of the government on Amulsar are 100% transparent. According to him, during a Skype conference with experts from Earthlink & Advanced Resources Development (ELARD), which was instructed to conduct an EIA study on Amulsar, new circumstances were revealed. Regarding the security of the project, as the prime minister pointed out, the ELARD team said that Lydian was the guarantor of security in any case.
Touching on the blocking of the road to the Amulsar mine, Pashinyan stated that there is a decision of the Administrative Court to open the road. "My position and the government are ready to go to the end, in order to reveal the truth. Truth will lead us to one or another decision. And the public should not give in to manipulations, including from the side of my respected friends," said Pashinyan, calling the manipulation those citizens traveling with a device to measure the level of radiation in the vicinity of Amulsar. He noted Teghut as a vivid, in his opinion, example of a successful solution, again recalling the inconsistency of talking about the poor condition of the dam. "In the matter of seeking the truth on Amulsar, we will go to the end. The Armenian government will not make a decision under pressure," he concluded.
To recall, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan today stated that at the moment there are no legal grounds to prohibit the operation of the Amulsar mine. Nikol Pashinyan also formally called on the residents of Jermuk to open all roads leading to the Amulsar mine. Meanwhile, on August 19, experts at Earthlink & Advanced Resources Development (ELARD) said during a video conference that the Lydian source data was not complete and, in general, the 2016 EIA was insufficient to guarantee the environmentally operation of the mine.