Illegal licenses of artisanal mining to be revoked

Economy | Mining
2019-09-18 17:12:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Cabinet gave orders to corresponding government organizations and officials to speed up the works targeted to erasing negative environmental impacts of artisanal mining, protection of environment, land rehabilitation and stop illegal mining activities and take enhanced control.

A large number of small-scale miners are found to be engaged in illegal mining activities by using equipment and facilities that do not meet requirements or reselling the exploration licenses to others and not using personal protective equipment. The presentation made during the cabinet meeting by the Mineral Resource Authority of Mongolia remarked that miners carry out small scale milling of ores with no licenses, use toxic chemical substances and undertake mining operation under the name of rehabilitation.