ASM present and future under discussion in Bayan-Ulgii aimag

Current and future ASM trends were in the spotlight at a consultative meeting in Bayan-Ulgii aimag that gathered together national and local-level government representatives, artisanal miners, legal specialists, and conservationists.

The meeting, entitled “Artisanal Mining Today and Future Tendencies” and organised by SDC’s Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) Project in conjunction with the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Agency of Mongolia and the Bayan-Ulgii aimag governor’s office, was aimed at providing information on government policies and legislation, the ASM legal environment, ASM organisation and formalisation, and assistance for artisanal miners in the aimag.