KAZ Minerals mining and processing complex Bozymchak, located in Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has suspended operations and evacuated employees amid unrest that began in the country after the parliamentary elections.
“Unfortunately, now we cannot talk about stable production work. We are forced to evacuate people from the plant, because in any situation the safety and health of our employees is a top priority, ”the company said on Facebook.
“We really hope that the situation will return to normal in the near future and we will be able to continue working as usual. Do not fall for provocations and take care of yourself! " - says the message.
KAZ Minerals Group, a major producer of copper and gold in Kazakhstan, operates at three mines and three concentrators in eastern Kazakhstan, the Bozymchak copper and gold mine in Kyrgyzstan, and the Bozshakol mining and processing complexes in Pavlodar region and Aktogay in the East Kazakhstan region.
Earlier it was reported about numerous attempts to seize mining companies and mines of Kyrgyzstan by unknown persons.
Alliance Altyn LLC at the Jerui deposit. According to the company's press service, this decision was made in connection with the unauthorized entry of unauthorized persons into the territory of a restricted facility - the Jerui production site. The company confirmed the reports of local media that a warehouse was robbed at the production facility, the building was set on fire, the general director of the Alliance Altyn enterprise was beaten.
On the night of October 7 in Bishkek from 20 to 30 people the doors were broken open to the office of the largest gold mining company in Kyrgyzstan" Kumtor ", went inside, but did not take anything, company representatives said.
Also, unknown persons seized the largest coal mine in the country Kara-Keche. Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies have so far refused to comment on these events.