The Kyrgyz EITI Secretariat hosted an international conference on “Experience of Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative” on 14-15 September at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The conference included Kyrgyz government representatives, delegations from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan, civil society organizations, mining companies and development institutions.
BERLIN, 16 APRIL 2010. The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the international standard for improved transparency in countries’ natural resource sector, met in Berlin 15-16 April. The Board discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation. In addition, Sao Tome and Principe had applied to voluntarily suspend their EITI Candidate status.
The Board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) is meeting 19-20 October in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, to discuss the status of the countries Cameroon Gabon Ghana Kyrgyzstan Mongolia and Nigeria. These six countries are currently recognised as 'Candidate countries' to the international transparency standard for oil, gas and mining sectors. They have completed EITI Validation,
Cameroon, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria designated as EITI Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”
In recognition of their progress in implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has decided that Cameroon Gabon Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria are Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”. This was announced following the meeting of the EITI Board in Dar-es-Salaam 19-20 October.
These countries have completed EITI Validation, and the Board congratulated the government,
PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors. The EITI Board designated them as ‘EITI Compliant’ at their meeting today in Paris, bringing the total number of EITI Compliant countries up to 11. In addition,
On 13-16 June 2011, more than 30 representatives from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan gathered in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, for the second EITI Issyk-Kul International Conference. The purpose of the conference, entitled ‘Beyond Validation: looking to the future of EITI’, was to share experiences with implementation and identify priorities ahead.
On 9 August 2011 Kyrgyzstan published its third EITI report covering company payments and government revenues from the oil, gas, and mining industries in 2009. According to the report, the government of Kyrgyzstan collected US$ 96,241,362 in taxes and other charges. 26 companies disclosed their payments in the report. Tax payments by these companies represent 6.8% of total government tax revenue, an increase of 64% over the previous year. According to Kyrgyzstan EITI,
The EITI is pleased to welcome Centerra Gold as the latest EITI Supporting Company. Centerra Gold is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia. Centerra Gold is based in Toronto, Canada and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company has producing gold mines in the Kyrgyz Republic and in Mongolia, which both are currently reporting to EITI. Further, it has development and exploration properties in China, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Russia,
Government revenues from mining have more than doubled over the two past years show EITI reports.