Uzbekistan plans to open its largest gold-mining fields to foreign tourists in a bid to develop industrial-tourism.
The State Committee for Tourism Development said on February 1 it was currently studying the possibility of turning the country’s largest Amantaytau and Daugiztau gold deposits, in the central Kyzylkum Desert, into tourist attractions, where foreign visitors could watch the process of gold extraction and blasting operations in the mines without interfering with the production process.
To ensure the safety of tourists, it is planned to organize remote monitoring of rock explosions and production processes at sites with panoramic glazing on the territory of the gold mine, as well as to create additional service facilities for guests.
According to the scale of ore reserves, the convenience of technological conditions for extraction, the high quality of the products and other characteristics, Uzbekistan’s ore reserves are among the unique deposits in the world. (Uzreport/Ukrainian metal)