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Sergei Levchenko took personal control of the situation with pink granite

The governor of the Irkutsk region Sergei Levchenko took control of the situation with the development of a pink granite deposit on the "Staraya krepost" scabbard in the Shelekhov district, the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region reports.

Sergei Levchenko took personal control of the situation with pink granite
This was announced today by the Deputy Governor - the Chief of Staff of the Governor and Government of the Irkutsk Region Dmitry Chernyshov at a meeting with activists opposing the analysis of the granite remnant.

As previously reported, the decision to suspend the development of the field was made following the meeting of the acting president. Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment of the region Oleg Kravchuk with a group of activists opposing the analysis of the granite remains of the "Old Fortress" on the Olkhin Plateau, where there are several rock-monuments of nature.

According to Tatiana Kalikhman, a leading researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, organizer of the movement for the protection of the rock cliff, three weeks ago, work on the extraction of pink granite was resumed at the Old Fortress.

Recall that a license for the development of a granite deposit in the area of ​​the “Old Fortress” cliff was issued in 2007 by the administration of the Shelekhovsky district as a result of tenders. To obtain the right of the user claimed, including companies from other regions, but won the road-building company, registered in the Irkutsk region. She intended to start work in 2012. But then the public succeeded in preventing the demolition of granite blocks of the remnant.

As Dmitry Chernyshov stressed, the verification of the legality of obtaining a license and the activity of Dorozhnik CJSC on the development of granite is underway. It is expected that the verification will be completed in the middle of next week. After that, the court will be submitted an application for the cancellation of the results of the competition, following which a contract was signed with this organization.

In addition, next week, a lawsuit will be filed to suspend the activities of Dorozhnik CJSC on the development of granite at the Olkhinsky Rock. An official investigation will be conducted in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Irkutsk Region.

The Deputy Governor noted that the reason for this decision was the fact that last year the prosecutor's office had already noted violations and submitted representations to the department.

- It is necessary to quickly understand the current situation, identify the perpetrators and stop these works, - Dmitry Chernyshov stressed.

Information:

The “Old Fortress” deposit was explored in 1968 year and put on the state balance. Granite, mined there in Soviet times, was used for lining a number of objects in the Irkutsk region, including the Eternal Flame memorial complex in Irkutsk.

At the “new time”, the administration for the field of Shelekhovsky district issued a license for the development of the field in 2007 in the year issued by Dorozhnik CJSC, registered in the Irkutsk Region.

"The company intended to start work in 2012, but then the public managed to prevent the analysis of granite blocks of the remains," the report says.

In 2013, it was decided to create a specially protected natural area of ​​regional significance "Natural Park Vityaz" on the Olkhinsky plateau, which would include the rock "Old Fortress".