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Investor, receiving profit from Kumtor, should be responsible for environment

An investor, receiving profit from Kumtor, should be responsible for the environment, political analyst Igor Shestakov said today at a roundtable discussion.

According to him, Kumtor became a town-forming enterprise. «It is gratifying that it moved from the category of politics to the economy. The agreement was recognized as a breakthrough in the field of ecology. Everything related to mining activities is inseparable from the protection of the environment. The annual payments for solving environmental problems are increased 10 times. The agreement provides for the construction of treatment facilities at Issyk-Kul. The investor, when making a profit, should also be responsible for the environment,» Igor Shestakov said.

Recall, the government of Kyrgyzstan and Centerra this week signed a new agreement on Kumtor gold mine.