Exploration and development company Chaarat Gold is planning to speed up the timeline at its Tulkubash mine in the Kyrgyz Republic following an improvement in the backdrop for miners in the country.
“The improving climate in the country for mining companies has been demonstrated not only by the recent license agreement signed by the Kyrgyz Government and Chaarat, confirming approval for the plan to take stages one and two of the Chaarat Project to production, but also by the successful conclusion of the long running dispute between the Kyrgyz government and Centerra in relation to the Kumtor mine,” Chaarat Gold Holdings Chairman Martin Andersson said.
He added he was delighted with progress over the past months, which had seen good drilling results and all local permitting secured.
“The management teams are now working on budgets, plans and timelines to accelerate construction ahead of securing the full construction financing,” Martin Andersson said.
The company recently raised $15 million from a convertible loan issue to fund completion of a bankable feasibility study at the project. An intensive drilling program and construction of access road is already underway. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)
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