Real owners of metallic mines to be revealed in Armenia

18.6.2018 - YEREVAN
PHOTO: EcoLur.org

In 2020 society will learn the names of real owners of the metallic mines in Armenia. The executive has approved “Action Plan Needed To Reveal Real Owners of Metallic Mining Companies in Armenia”, which has been developed in the frames of introducing the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative). With the adoption of the draft law the road map of the action plan needed to reveal the real owners of metallic mining companies in Armenia, which has been developed by the EITI multi-stakeholder group, has received legal status.

An interdepartmental group will be established for the purpose of revealing the real owners of metallic mining companies in Armenia with the involvement of State Register Agency of Legal Entities of the Republic of Armenia (Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia), RA Finance Ministry, RA Ministry for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources (including Soil Agency), Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body of RA Nature Protection Ministry, with the consent of Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials and RA Central Bank.

Legislative acts which will establish working standards will be developed including establishing sanctions for not revealing the real owners to the state bodies. The online register of the real owners will be launched as a result of the implementation of the action plan. A part of the action plan will be implemented in the frames of the World Bank grant.

In Armenia, there are 22 metallic mines operating according to official information.

 

This article was published in EnglishRussian and Armenian on the website of the local
informational NGO EcoLur and used by Arnika with author's authorization.

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