Rally against development of Tash-Bulak uranium deposit has been held in Balykchi town.
About 200 people reportedly participated in the rally. According to their data, the court prohibited activists from marching from Balykchi to Bishkek. They were allowed to hold only the protest. However, activists still claim that they will march to the capital.
YurAsia company was going to develop Tash-Bulak field of Kyzyl-Ompol group of uranium-thorianite placers. It was planned to process it at Kara-Balta mining plant. However, residents of Ton district of Issyk-Kul region strongly oppose the project. After a wave of indignation, the head of government ordered to suspend any work at the field until conclusion of a special commission.
Representative of investors Andrei Akimov said that after the protests began, the company suspended all work in the country until the situation changed. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)