Stricter control to be taken on special mining licenses

2020-01-15 12:33:09

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Cabinet held a regular meeting today, January 15, Wednesday, and made a decision to establish an online repository for special mining licenses’ profiles within the first quarter of 2020, providing access to information on the mineral industry for government organizations. 

The Cabinet charged corresponding authorities to ensure compliance and enforcement of environmental assessment and environmental management plan when granting exploration and mineral special licenses, and also public control is made available during this process. 

In addition, it was projected to amend some relevant legislation to include certain regulations on confiscating equipment and facilities used in any illegal mining activities as state incomes, regardless of their ownership status.