By the end of the year KrysoResourcesLImited (China) intends to have mined 207 kg of gold at the Pakrut deposits.
Gold output is expected to increase to 1-1.5 tons per year.
The company started developing Pakrut in 2012. Since then investments have totaled $180 million, and $76 million more are needed.
At present the project employs 480 Tajikistan citizens and 120 Chinese. In future the project will provide over 2 thousand jobs, of which 20% will be given to the Chinese and 80% to the Tajikistan citizens.
Tajikistan estimates deposit reserves at 160 tons, while the Chinese party – at 40 tons. (Ukrainian metal)