Kyrgyz mineral deposits cost $255 billion

Kyrgyzstan Materials 10 January 2012 17:56 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 10 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/

Kyrgyz mineral deposits are estimated at $255 billion, KyrTAG quoted research institute's director Duyshenbek Kamchibekov as saying.

Kamchibekov said Kyrgyzstan negotiates with China to give three mineral deposits to this country in exchange for building a transboundary railway, which will pass through the territory of China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

There is no concrete agreement on this issue yet, but it can be expected till the end of the year, he added.

The deposits, which can be given to China, are the iron-ore deposit Zhetim, gold deposit Tereksay and aluminum deposit Sindik, Kamchibekov said.