Government of Kyrgyzstan hopes that operation of Kumtor mine will be extended for 5-6 years.
According to the head of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC Almazbek Alimbekov, Centerra Gold has already allocated $24 million for exploration.
“The work was carried out by local companies, so the money remained in the country. If the mine will operate for other 5-6 years, then cash receipts will last until 2032,” he said.
According to recent reports, the Kumtor mine should officially work until 2026.
A strategic agreement between Centerra Gold and the Kyrgyz Government entered into force on August 26, and would have effect until the end of operation of the mine. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)
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