State regulatory authorities controlling the mining industry

 


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The mining sector is governed by the following competent nation-wide authorities in the Kyrgyz Republic:  The Ministry of Economy, the State Agency on Geology and Mineral Resources, the State Inspectorate for environmental and technical safety, the State Agency for Environmental Protection.

The Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic is the authorized state body for the development of the state policy on subsoil use. The main functions of the Ministry in the sphere of subsoil use are the following: 

The Ministry of Economy is the key body for protection of entrepreneurs and investors, as well as a competent authority for issuing permits to conduct audits of any business operations.

The main objectives and functions of the State Agency on Geology and Mineral Resources are the following:

The objective of the State Inspectorate for environmental and technical safety is the state supervision and control over compliance with the health and safety requirements for the human, animal and plant life, the environment as well as prevention of any adverse effects.

The Inspectorate performs the functions of supervision and control:

The main functions of the State Agency on Environmental Protection are the following:

Implementation of state policy in the sphere of environmental protection and environmental safety (including chemical, biological and radiological) as well as proposal development for integrated environmental management, biodiversity conservation, environmental management, management of protected areas;