A draft law on prohibition of activities related to the geological survey of the subsoil for prospecting, exploration and development of uranium and thorium deposits in Kyrgyzstan was submitted to the Parliament, reports 24kg.

The document was initiated by the deputies Altynbek Sulaimanov, Almambet Shykmamatov, Kanat Kerezbekov, Myktybek Abdyldaev, Baktybek Turusbekov, Dastan Bekeshev and Altynbek Zhunus uulu.

The draft law is aimed at protecting the health of the population, rights of citizens to a favorable environment for life, work and recreation, ensuring radiation and environmental safety, protection of land, water bodies, flora and fauna in Kyrgyzstan.

Deputies propose to ban activities related to geological survey, exploration, development of uranium, thorium deposits, and terminate the previously issued licenses for prospecting, exploration and development of uranium deposits from the moment the law enters into force.

"The Qazaq Times"