Kyrgyzstan: mining licence process map

1 April 2020

Mining in Kyrgyzstan
What is the process for awarding mining rights in Kyrgyzstan? What steps must the company and the government follow?

This ‘map’ presents this process as a step-by-step guide. It sheds light on a process that is often complex and complicated, rendering it more transparent.


Mining, mostly gold and coal, contributes about 8.4 per cent to Kyrgyzstan’s economy. This map depicts the process for obtaining a licence for large-scale mining through a tender process – a process reserved for minerals of national importance