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Residents of Shopokov town demand to stop work of metallurgical plant

Residents of Shopokov town held a rally in Bishkek in front of the White House.

The protesters appealed to the authorities, including the authorized representative of the government in Chui region, with a request to stop the work of the metallurgical plant.

The appeal says that the plant is located in the center of the town and harms the environment.

«We have been writing to various state agencies for 5 years, but there is no result. The smoke coming from the plant and smog harm the health of the townspeople, not to mention agricultural crops. Our children have frequent vomiting and cough. We will not allow further work of the plant,» the appeal says.

Plenipotentiary representative of the government in Chui region Ulan Karagulov is not available for comment.