Turat Arakbayev: Prosecutor General’s Office inhibits activity of Canadian investors’ Kutessay Mining, lobbying for interests of Chinese company

17/05-2013 11:55, Bishkek – 24.kg news agency , by Makhinur NIYAZOVA

“The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan inhibits activity of Canadian investors’ Kutessay Mining, lobbying for interests of Chinese company,” resident of Ilyich village of Ak-Tyuz rural district said today at a press conference in 24.kg news agency .

“The Prosecutor General’s Office has already considered an appeal of the parliamentary coalition headed by Felix Kulov and made a presentation but application of the Canadian company is not considered by Inter-district court for more than a month," he added.

Turat Arakbayev noted that residents of the district "were unemployed" for almost 20 years. "Now there is an open and transparent investor. But the investor is hindered in work by the Prosecutor General's Office also. They hinder the work of Canadian investors, because they are interested in replacing them by the Chinese ones. However, we see how the Chinese companies operate. A good example is Taldy-Bulak deposit, which still faces fuss and continuous violation of the law. Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldyev came there and stopped their activities, but they continue development," he said.

According to the villager, Kutessay Mining management has allocated 11.5 million soms as a social assistance to the local authorities. “These are additional payments to teachers, tutors. They provided schools with computers and the necessary equipment. Where in other regions have you seen such a thing?” Turat Arakbayev asked.

Recall, the leader of the parliamentary majority Felix Kulov unexpectedly started lobbying the interests of the Chinese company, which has previously been revoked license for development of fields in Ak-Tyuz. The head of Ar-Namys faction has also managed to hold an extraordinary convocation of the coalition council, which addressed only the issue – revoking of Kutessay Mining license for alleged failure to comply with the agreement. However, the majority- members of the alliance- have not supported Kulov.