At present, work on issued uranium exploration licenses in Kyrgyzstan is not carried out in full, Emil Osmonbetov, Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, said at a meeting of the Parliament.
The First Deputy Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov said that, according to updated data, 18 licenses for prospecting and exploration of uranium in the country had been issued. However, not all of them were issued for uranium only. Some of the permits concern other minerals, and uranium goes as an accompanying metal.
“As of today, there are nine licenses for exploration of uranium, and it goes as an accompanying metal on the rest of them. We have the information, but the work is not fully carried out,” said Emil Osmonbetov. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)