Kyrgyzstan has been awarded the “Mining Country of the Year” at Hong Kong International «Mines and Money 2013″ Conference.
The Canadian Centerra Gold mining company participates in gold exploration, development and production in Asia. Centerra holds shares of Kumtor mine through its subsidiary Kumtor Gold Company. Kumtor is located in the Kyrgyz Republic approximately 350 km southeast of Bishkek.
Kumtor produced more than 268.75 tons (8.6 million ounces) of gold starting from 1997 through the end of 2012.
Over 9.9 tons (315,000 ounces) of gold were produced at Kumtor in 2012.