The Minister and the guests exchanged views on urgent problems facing mining entities. The companies’ leaders said the mining expenses have soared due to the ten-time increase of water price and a bureaucracy in state bodies. Many gold mining companies had to close after parliament had adopted the law on prohibiting extraction and exploration near sources of rivers and lakes.
In response, the Minister underlined that the government is supporting the wealth makers and said that a draft amendment to the above law is being worked out.
He also said he wants to reflect in official documents all proposals and opinions given by specialized bodies and professional associations.