Garadag cement pays fine

Garadag cement pays fine
Published: 24 March 2004

BAKU: Garadagh Cement has paid the State Environmental Fund of Azerbaijan AzM350m, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Hussein Baghirov informed reporters.  ’The new management of the company paid the fine of their own accord’, Minister Baghirov mentioned.  This fine was paid for violation of the environmental protection requirements and rules at the truss mine of Garadagh Cement in Tovuz province of Azerbaijan. The company was discarding the fertile soil layer while digging for truss in negligence of the requirements to the contrary effect. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ended up having to sue Garadagh Cement (at the Economic Court of Azerbaijan) to reach this settlement.