A demand has been made to the Prime Minister to put the mining industry in order
The Member of the State Great Khural (Parliament), Ts.Davaasuren has made demands on carrying out specific works to the Prime Minister regarding the issue of putting the mining industry in order.
Member Ts.Davaasuren said that the unsatisfactory policy and planning on granting special licenses of mining in Mongolia in the last couple of years are leading to the disastrous impacts and consequences in the country.
Lately, people who own the mining licenses have been selling their licenses to foreigners, thus the wealth of Mongolia has been transferred into the hands of foreign businessmen.
Moreover, due to the intensifying mining operations in Khuvsgul aimag
as it makes about 30% of the national forest reserve alone, the members of the State Great Khural have been lately receiving numerous complaints from the local residents regarding the environmental damage being done in the aimag territory by the mining companies.
In the statement it said, “As of today, the official report indicates that 1,096 exploitation licenses and 3,659 exploration licenses have been issued in the 24.5% of the country’s territory. We don’t have any right to use all the wealth left to us by the ancestors because it is our duty to pass on some of it to the next generation. Therefore, we would like to ask you, the Prime Minister, S.Batbold, to take immediate measures in drawing up the mining development policy and general planning and submitting it to the spring session of the State Great Khural for the approval.”