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Minister of Natural Resources of Buryatia Alexey Khandarkhaev Visited Khiagda
Alexey Khandarkhaev got acquainted with the uranium mining technology using an environmentally friendly method of in-situ leaching at the central production site of the enterprise in the Bauntovsky-Evenki District of the Republic of Buryatia. At the Istochnoye deposit, he was shown an innovative Smart Site project. The software systems help to reliably assess the mining and geological situation at the developed sites, simulate development options, conduct accurate analysis of performed work, promptly make decisions in the analysis and forecast of deposit development, geological modeling and planning. Anatoly Tregub, Head of the In-Situ Leaching Shop of Khiagda, JSC, noted that the Smart Helmets personnel positioning system was also introduced as part of digital solutions, this system allows to remotely monitor the compliance with occupational safety rules and the movement and condition of employees during the work.
During the meeting at the production site, constraints that hinder the full development of one of the largest taxpayers in the Republic of Buryatia were discussed. Artem Mikhailov, Deputy Director General of Khiagda, JSC, noted the underdeveloped road infrastructure and the lack of a backup line from generating sources of the Republic of Buryatia.
Following the meeting, the Minister of Natural Resources of the Republic of Buryatia noted the efficiency of the project implementation by Khiagda, JSC, highly appreciated the compliance with environmental requirements and the prospects for the further enterprise development. Alexey Khandarkhaev also promised to assist in solving problematic issues.