Kazakh company to pay $5 million to Kyrgyzstan 20 апреля 2011, 12:25
Kazakhstan company Summer Gold is to pay $5.1 million into the state budget of neighboring Kyrgyzstan, KazTAG reports.
This is a fine the company has to pay for delaying construction of a gold concentration plant in Keminskiy region of Chu oblast in Kyrgyzstan.
Summer Gold completed the major part of the design and construction works. The company lost a substantial amount time and could not complete the works on schedule because of the problems intentionally created by the Kyrgyz state authorities, head of the Fuel and Energy Department Azamat Arapbayev said.
In 2006 and 2007 Summer Gold received licenses for development of Taldybulak Levoberezhny gold ore field. The licenses were issued by the State Geology Department of Kyrgyzstan.
As per the previous license agreement, the plant was scheduled to start operations in December 2010.