Yesterday, the World Mongolia Green Union NGO announced that they intend taking the Governemnt to court. This NGO is accusing the Government of providing an operating licence to an Australian investor to extract gold from “Gutai Hill”. The hill is located in Khentii Province in the valley of the Rivern Onon which flows from Mongolia’s most sacred mountain, Burkhan Khladun, the alleged resting place of Chingiz Khan. This is a place of incredible natural beauty and deep historical significance to Mongolians
Also, the Government has provided a special exploration licence to Hong-Kong investor “Mongolia Gladwill Uvs Petroleum”, which allowed for a 19,724.28 square kilometer block. Subsequently, the World Mongolia Green NGO considers this is also illegal and there is no recourse except the court.