Georgia: miners’ safety at serious risk

“The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk,” reads the beginning of the first paragraph of the Human Rights Watch research “No Year without Deaths: A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk”. The 60-page research says that the risk is caused by “insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that…

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Azerbaijan: AzerGold to direct over 10 million manats for exploration drilling

AzerGold company has attracted AZ Dag-Medenistismar as a drilling contractor, the government procurement website reports. The contract between the parties was signed for 10.307 million manats, according to the source. In 2018 exploration and drilling operations were carried out at depths of up to 17,000 meters, and metallurgical, laboratory, geotechnical and hydrological studies were carried…

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