Online meeting with the Ecological Police Department

Ecological Police Department: All provinces with artisanal and small-scale mining have been inspected, and there are a number of provinces with a significant number of illegal miners. For example, in Selenge, Tuv and Bayankhongor provinces, there are number of conflicts in the artisanal mining sector. Artisanal and small-scale miners were informed by local authorities that new agreements and verbal agreements were in violation of Resolution 355, which led to criminal proceedings against the parties, noted that there are many violations of activities that exceed the technical limits.

ASMNF: Due to non-implementation of artisanal and small-scale mining regulations, illegal mining has increased in 34 sub-provinces of 14 provinces, 31126 people have been involved in illegal mining activities, and 14 people have died (unofficially). There is a high probability that the negative environmental impact will not decrease, and artisanal miners are more likely to be involved in illegal mining activities.

Conclusion: In the framework of cooperation, the exchange of information recognizes the different activities of artisanal and small-scale miners, and the organization and loss of artisanal miners in accordance with the rules, and the resulting human and environmental misconduct of illegal miners. The parties agreed that there is a negative impact on the environment, and agreed to ensure the implementation of artisanal and small-scale mining regulations, and as a result of the cooperation of the parties, to jointly implement a monitoring system for illegal miners. The meeting was attended by the Executive Officers of Ecological Police Department Mr. Myagmarsuren, Nasanbat and ASMNF executive team.